Scott was born and raised in Elmira, NY. Scott worked locally for four years at a Juvenile Detention Center and as a collegiate soccer coach. He began a career with the Department of Justice in 1990 and has worked for the Department of the Treasury and Department of Homeland Security, retiring in 2017 as an Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Scott relocated to Fernandina Beach, Florida in 2016. He has been an active volunteer for the Cross the Line Foundation since it's inception.