Scott grew up on a farm just outside of a small town called Goessel, located in central Kansas. His uncle and brother-in-law played a major role in developing his love for fishing and hunting. When he wasn't throwing hay bales on the farm, he spent most of his outdoor time hunting birds and chasing bass.
After a rough first semester as an undergraduate at Kansas State University (his first semester GPA was a 1.5), he found his passion after taking an anatomy and physiology course during his second year and ended up pursuing a master's degree in Kinesiology and later a Ph.D. in Physiology. Following school, Scott moved to Denver to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado. During this time, Scott discovered the highs and lows of elk hunting and was hooked after harvesting his first cow elk during the late season of 2017.
Scott now lives on Hawaii's Big Island where he is on faculty at the University of Hawaii and manages Summation Athletics, a coaching company aimed at improving the fitness of hunters, alpinists, and mountaineers. When he's not working, there's a good chance he's enjoying the year-round hunting and spearfishing around the island to help keep his freezer full!