Scott is a West Coast native, growing up between various communities in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. He has been serving youth, young adults, and their families in a variety of academic and treatment settings since his first practicum experience at a high school in Eugene in 1993. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
For nearly 15 years, Scott has been the Program Director within agencies and programs that serve youth and young adults with chronic challenges to learning, mental health struggles, addictions, and general overwhelm with life stressors. He is trained in Collaborative Problem Solving and many other proactive strategies for working with individuals and groups navigating life’s daily opportunities and demands. In recent years, Scott has made exploring and understanding executive function in youth development a primary focus. Working with individuals diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, and other learning disorders has lead to a greater understanding, and appreciation, of resilience and the human condition and the complexities of our developing brain.
Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Scott enjoys all things outdoors and enjoys sharing adventures to the coast, the mountains, and the deserts of Oregon, Washington, and California. Go Ducks!