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 25th 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, a Columbia Falls High School graduate who is currently attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. As a family they enjoy hiking, rafting, golfing, skiing, biking, hunting, attending Columbia Falls Wildcat school events, and wrestling with their golden retriever Mya. They feel very fortunate to be living in this part of the world calling Columbia Falls their home. Scott’s local community involvement includes instructing CPR/First Aid for the American Heart Association, serving on the A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance Board, instructing Bow Hunter Education for the State of Montana, and teaching Snowmobile Safety for the State of Montana.
Scott can be contacted via email at Semmerich2017@gmail.com or by telephone at 406-892-7466.