Scott grew up in Vici, Oklahoma, and has enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends for as long as he can remember. Now, he works as the Northwest Region Supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), which manages and protects fish and wildlife, along with their habitats.
Seeing partnerships develop and having the opportunity to meet people with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives is what Scott likes most about being a part of the PLJV management board. A large part of PLJV’s mission is focused on wetland habitats, a resource Scott has spent several years working on in Oklahoma, and one he enjoys. ODWC also works to grow the community of hunters and anglers, partnering with those who love the outdoors, and fostering stewardship with those who care for the land.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology with a wildlife management emphasis from Oklahoma State University, Scott joined ODWC as a research technician studying Northern Bobwhite at Packsaddle WMA. He then transferred to Hackberry Flat WMA, in southwest Oklahoma, where he enjoyed working on wetland development and upland management activities. Following that role, he became the area biologist at Spavinaw and Oologah WMAs, in northeast Oklahoma. He then returned to western Oklahoma as the wildlife biologist at Ellis County, Black Kettle and Packsaddle WMAs before landing in his current position.
Scott enjoyed playing the drums throughout middle and high school and has been in a few different bands over the years. He currently lives in Camargo, Oklahoma, with his wife and three children.