Scott is originally from Colorado. After graduating from college, he decided to move to Spain to study abroad and travel Europe. He returned home to work for a year, then moved to China where he worked as an English Teacher for 3+ years. He then returned to the US, moved to Boston, and worked as an Occupational Therapist in Adult Rehab, Geriatrics, and in the Public School system for 6 years. Scott is an avid traveller and spends the majority of his summers, vacations, and money on globetrotting. 2 years ago, he stepped aside from his career to travel the world. Along the way, he was introduced to Aikido from a friend from Tokyo, and while traveling in Japan, he spent a week doing live-in training in Chiba. Shortly after leaving Japan, he trained in Jiu Jitsu in Spain for several months, and began preparing himself for a big move to Kyoto to participate in the Kenshusei program.