Scott has been a public policy and planning consultant for twenty years at McDowell Group and four years with Brody & Weiser in Branford, Connecticut. He has provided services to state, local, and tribal governments; national and local foundations and nonprofits; and a range of Alaska Native and non-Native businesses.
Scott uses his background and training in management, along with research; facilitation; strategic planning; and qualitative, statistical and financial analysis, to help organizations meet the demands of their missions and the marketplace. He specializes in program and organizational assessments and has worked with multi-disciplinary consulting teams on projects as diverse as the National Arts Stabilization Fund, Alaska Youth Courts, Alaska 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and the Alaska Marine Highway System. He recently co-led an analysis of the economic role of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks in Seattle.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Scott lived and worked in Alaska more than 30 years before moving to Bellingham, Washington in 2015. He holds a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelor’s in English from Williams College. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Southeast School of Management.
Scott enjoys woodworking, hiking, cross-country skiing, fly fishing and playing original music. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Salmon Project, an online resource that encourages Alaskans to explore their relationships with salmon.