Scott was born and grew up in America’s heartland, Illinois and Iowa. Childhood was like a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting, blessed with a loving family . In 1972, Scott began his spiritual journey to seek after Christ at Honey Rock Camp in northern Wisconsin.

Scott’s mid-western roots were tested a bit when he moved east to Ohio to attend the University of Cincinnati. Much heart examination took place and Christ began to take first place in his life.  On the academic side, Scott earned three undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music. But those hard earned degrees paled in comparison to his earning something far greater: the love and respect of his future wife Ardi. For only her great love would allow Ardi follow and support Scott over the next many years through five different church ministerial positions in five different states. Scott wore many different hats during his full time church ministry years, but music and missions were always the biggest and ones he was most passionate about.

Scott and Ardi have two beautiful (but not perfect) adult children, Rachel and Taylor who live in Ft. Collins, Colorado. In January 2014, Scott and Ardi moved for what they hope is the final time to St. Pete where Scott works for his good friend in the food exporting business. He also keeps his competitive sport juices flowing by refereeing baseball, football, and basketball, mostly at the High School and College levels.

Scott and Ardi became members of Tradewinds in March of 2015. He is honored and humbled to serve as an Elder and looks forward to getting to know his church family better and continuing his serving on the Vision, Worship, and Missions Teams.