Scott is retired from a 32-year career in law, all in California, which included founding a law firm in 1974. He specialized in trusts and estates, land use and environmental law, and local government law, including representation of municipalities and local special districts, citizen groups, and private developers.
Scott and his wife spent a week in Ouray in the early ’90s. When they returned to the smog and congestion of southern California, they decided they wanted to retire to southwest Colorado and eventually settled in Ridgway.
Scott was heavily involved in beach and ocean water quality protection efforts while growing up next to and in the ocean. River restoration and protection is a natural extension of what he was doing before, and UWP is a great organization to further those efforts locally in a collaborative way.
He spends his time involved in nonprofit work with UWP and other organizations, acoustic music, summer and winter recreation, and travel. He enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, river rafting, and surfing.
Locally, he also serves on the board of the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council, and has been an active member of the Pleasant Valley Vista Homeowners Association, Rural First Responder Corps of Ouray County Emergency Medical Services, Loghill Village Park & Recreation District, and Western Colorado Congress.