Scott hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in 1982. He joined the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Full Board of Trustees in 2004 and was elected President in 2022. He has served as the chair of both the Construction Committee and the Finance Committee. Scott is retired from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Scott and his wife have four children and enjoy photography, skiing, hiking, biking and tennis.