Scott was elected by acclimation in September 2009. He has been involved with the Columbia Falls School system since 2000 as a volunteer parent in the classroom. He currently serves on the School Board’s Disciplinary Committee.
Scott grew up in the small rural town of Mosinee, Wisconsin. He received a BS in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He started a career with the National Park Service in 1983 at Yosemite National Park where he met his wife Jan Knox. He had a short two year tenure as a Criminal Investigator for the U.S. Customs Service in San Diego, CA before returning to the National Park Service in 1989 when he accepted a position at Glacier National Park. Now in his 21st year at Glacier, he currently works as the North Fork District Ranger based out of the Polebridge Ranger Station. His wife Jan also works for Glacier National Park as the Chief of Concessions Management.
Scott and Jan have one daughter, McKenna, currently enrolled as a freshman at Columbia Falls High School. As a family they enjoy hiking, skiing, rafting, hunting, biking, golfing, and wrestling with their golden retriever Mya. As a family they feel very fortunate to be living in this part of the world calling Columbia Falls their home. Scott’s local community involvement includes teaching for the American Heart Association, serving on the A.L.E.R.T. Board, teaching both Bow Hunter Education and Snowmobile Safety for the State of Montana, and refereeing youth soccer.