The second of Marvin and June Morrison's three sons, Scott and his wife Stormy are happy residents of one of the first neighborhoods in the Ranch, Higley Groves. He often walks to the development office a short quarter mile away, and thoroughly enjoys greeting other residents as he goes.
For the first ten years of his married life, Scott was a full time farmer, both in Gilbert and in the Florence area. He now spends the bulk of his time working on planning issues for Morrison Ranch, while also serving on several boards. Stormy, a retired Certified Public Accountant, still helps out with some of the office accounting and also serves on a board. The favorite pastime for both Scott and Stormy is spending time with their four adult children and fast-growing cadre of grandchildren.
The third of Marvin and June Morrison's boys, Howard has played an integral role in the planning and development of Morrison Ranch since its beginning.
Howard has a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Arizona, as well as degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Phoenix Seminary (D.Min.). Before immersing himself in the development of Morrison Ranch, he served as a pastor for churches in Tennessee and Texas.
Howard and his wife Jana have three adult children, the youngest of which just received her college degree. Jana was the founder of the Gilbert chapter of Mothers Of Preschoolers, an organization that encourages young moms. Howard and Jana spend much of their personal time volunteering for Christian organizations that reach out to college-age young adults. They also travel and speak at various venues, as well as serving on the boards of several Christian organizations.
Don has been working on the Morrison Ranch master plan since 1993. Before this, he created many of the key elements of Morrison Ranch in the design of 65 acres around the Neely family homestead at Elliot and Cooper, called Neely Ranch.
Don has a Masters from Harvard in Landscape Architecture, a degree which has been eclipsed by more than 55 years of award winning site and master plan design work, including The Village of Woodbridge in Irvine California and the redesign of John Wayne Airport. Immediately before working on Morrison Ranch, Don was the partner in charge of the Orange County office of The SWA Group, a national and world renowned Landscape Architecture firm.
While the Morrison family wanted to hold on to Gilbert characteristics in the development of the family farm, there can be no doubt that Don is the individual who could turn such intentions into a set of details and an overall plan which could then be built as the physical reality we now know as Morrison Ranch. The family is deeply grateful for the professional services, the mentoring, and the friendship which Don has brought to the whole family over the last 25 years. As Don would say, “Make no small plans!”