Scott has a degree from the Ohio State University as well as Cuyohoga Community College where he graduated Phi Theta Kappa in Opthalmic Dispensing. Scott and his family moved to the Phoenix area in 1983, working in the optical field as a licensed optician. In 1987 Scott was appointed to the Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians by then Governor Bruce Babbitt. He served as Chairman of the board in 1992 under Governor Fife Symington. Scott opened EyesWest Optical in May 1993 when Surprise was no more than a small town. EyesWest Optical has grown along with Surprise. EyesWest Optical has been involved in the Surprise community, supporting Surprise Little League along with other various projects.