Scott began volunteering with VCC in 2012, when he helped develop baseline documentation for several of the organization’s properties. Since then, he served as Associate Director for three years, during which he also served a seven-month term as Acting Executive Director. He transitioned from a staff position to the Board of Directors in 2020.
With conservation experience in both the non-profit and government sectors, he has previously worked at Shenandoah National Park, the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks, and at Yosemite National Park where he studied visitor use impacts and crowding. Scott has also volunteered with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Shenandoah National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and the LandTrust for Central North Carolina (now Three Rivers Land Trust).
Scott holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, a Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Tech, and graduate certificates in Nonprofit Organization Management and Geospatial Analysis. He also serves as Vice President of his family’s healthcare IT company, headquartered in Sperryville, VA. Scott is eager to expand the size and diversity of VCC’s membership while simultaneously building upon past successes to protect even more land and water in the greater Shenandoah Valley region.