A graduate of Sitka's Sheldon Jackson College who was raised by a single mother in Petersburg, A former football coach, Scott entered public service by working alongside his athletes and their parents to make Sitka's football program an official part of Sitka's high school athletics.
His ability to roll up his sleeves to get a job done was evident during his tenure as the President of the Association of Alaska School Boards, the Chairman of the Southeast Alaska Conference of Mayors and a member of the Alaska Municipal League Board of Directors.
There is a strong tie between Scott and Alaska's Native community. An adopted member of the Dakl'aweidi (Killer Whale) clan, Scott's Tlingit name is Keét Yiyaágu which means "Boat Size Killer Whale." The name indicates a whale of prominence.
Scott is married to Romee McAdams, a dedicated community member who works with Alaska Native tribes through her position with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium where she is the Tribal Recruitment Coordinator. Workforce development for Native peoples is her primary objective. Romee is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from Belcourt, North Dakota and has a MA in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Fresno Pacific University. Married 17 years, Scott and Romee have raised two daughters, Kaity and Chloe, and son, Gavin who are all enrolled members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.more » « less