Scott was born in Apex, North Carolina. He matriculated through Apex Elementary, Middle and High Schools. His parents were both Wake County natives. He has family here in Wake County and Eastern NC.
Scott graduated from NC State with a bachelors in political science with a concentration in secondary social studies education. He also holds a masters degree in school administration from NC Central University. Scott is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from NC State. Go Pack (and Eagles)!
Scott holds both a NC professional teaching license and principal license. Scott enjoyed his years in the classroom but now holds a position as an assistant principal with the Wake County Public School System. He has served previously at a traditional full-scale middle school in North Raleigh prior to being tapped to help open WCPSS's newest and most innovative alternative middle school in 2018.
Scott is also a founding partner in a technology start-up company located in Cary.
Scott served as an Apex Town Councilman for 4 years from 2011-2015. He was a parks, recreation, and cultural resources advisory commissioner from 2006-2011. Scott has been a board member and is currently the president of The MacGregor Downs Homeowners' Association. He serves as the WCPSS Division of Principals and Assistant Principals liaison to the NC General Assembly. Scott serves on the board of directors for Kids Together park (for children of all abilities) in Cary. Finally, he is founder and president of the Lassiter Education Foundation, a registered non-profit that supports at-risk area students with extracurricular fee support/scholarships.
Scott recognizes that the Board of Supervisors for the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District has a tough job. Mainly, the Board of Supervisors does not have regulatory authority. Therefore, he knows advocacy is key. Scott will work to develop collaborative and collegial relationships among landowners, farmers, homeowners, government agencies/units, schools and businesses to support, incentive, encourage, fund and educate on the important topic of soil and water resource conservation.
Scott is not a professional politician. However, he is a professional public administrator. He has been specifically trained in leadership, collaboration, communication and fiscal management of public funds. Scott doesn't expect you to vote for him because he knows the most about soil and water science. Instead, Scott humbly asks for your vote so he can support the professional staff in the district and lead them to new heights. He is a strong coalition builder who knows how to get things done!
Scott loves spending time outdoors. Whether it be active recreation or passive, he feels at home on a golf course, mowing a field on a tractor, or just wandering a path. He is an avid reader of non-fiction and is fascinated by the lessons that can be learned from extraordinary leaders (like President Lincoln). He enjoys time at the beach and spending being with his family. He and his wife Jamie have been married for a bit over 7 years. They're honing their parenting skills with a small but ornery dog named Nash (after the county in which they were married). Scott's true love is education and he is confident that through knowledge and teamwork most problems can be solved.