Scott has 25 years of experience working in natural resource management, land conservation and community development throughout the Rocky Mountain West and Latin America. He joined NMLC in 2004, first as its Conservation Director, and then was named Executive Director in 2006.
Scott has worked previously for The Trust for Public Land, Colorado Open Lands, The Nature Conservancy, the Tropical Forest Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. He grew up in Wyoming where he gained his love for the land and the great outdoors. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras and still speaks pretty good Spanish for a gringo. Scott has a B.S. in Forest Management from Northern Arizona University, and an M.A. in Geography and Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico.