Scott's early childhood was in the SW side of Chicago. Scott and his family moved to Tucson in 1969 where he completed high school at Sahuaro, followed by 3.5 years at the U. of A. earning a BS in Accounting in 1975. Scott went into several marketing related positions initially after college, but returned to the U. of A. in '83-'84 to earn a MS in Accounting. Scott became a CPA and has been one since 1985. Scott worked for a few of the large national accounting firms for 11 years before starting his own tax and auditing practice in 1996.
Scott has been married since 2004 to Stacy, who is an escrow officer. Scott had a previous marriage of 27 years during which two infant sons were adopted, both now adults. Scott and Stacy enjoy traveling 3-4 times a year, often to international destinations.
Scott joined the Kiwanis De Amigos in 1988 being impressed with the club's passion for community service centered around the needs of children. He has held every office in the Club at one time or another.