Writing was Scott's first love and it remains a passion that has served him well through careers in journalism and strategic communications. He has always looked at “the environment” through a broad lens. It is where people live, whoever they are, wherever they are. Scott's experience both covering and supporting the conservation movement has led him to understand the severe limitations of the narrow environmental base. Today, he is driven to think about the nature of social change in a comprehensive sense and the role communications plays in connecting, cajoling and building the will and the means to address a human trajectory that is increasingly unfair and unsustainable.
Scott spent 23 years as a television reporter, 16 of them covering the environment. As the media changed, he felt a need to work towards a broader impact, which brought him to lead Resource Media in 2002. Here he has learned the value of working across issue silos and building real, non-transactional relationships with communities outside the deep green base. In 2009 Scott joined the Russell Family Foundation where he helped review and refocus environmental grantmaking. He rejoined Resource Media as President in 2012.