Scott grew up in Southern Oregon on the Rogue River that was made famous by author Zane Grey. His dad was a logger that helped instill a love for the natural environment through endless days of fishing, hunting, and time in the outdoors. It was during his childhood where he witnessed a favorite fishing area on the Applegate River become inundated in a reservoir when the Applegate Dam was built by the Army Corps. Later, he watched the Elk Creek Dam get partially built and then halted by environmental lawsuits.
These childhood experiences and engineering degrees from Oregon State University became catalysts to bring about a lasting legacy to restore rivers for future generations to enjoy. Over the past 10 years, Scott has been the Project Manager and Engineer of Record for removing four dams in the Rogue River Basin: Gold Hill Dam, Gold Ray Dam, Wimer Dam, and Fielder Dam. “As a kid, I watched dams being built in Southern Oregon, now I’m helping take dams out and provide a lasting legacy of sound river stewardship.”
Scott has a lifetime of outdoor experience and over 29 years of engineering and construction expertise that combine to provide unique insights into river restoration and sound solutions for complex problems. As a Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Diplomate Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) his solid leadership provides clients with assurance that issues will be dealt with professionally and with the highest level of expertise.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.