Scott attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture in 2007. He started his career at Thompson Dyke & Associates in Chicago, where he spent his time designing parks, healing gardens, equestrian centers and institutional facilities. In 2010 he moved into the residential field, spending three years at a design/build firm in the South Suburbs. As Design Director, he focused on high-end residential design and presentation work, as well as overseeing the design staff and construction crews. He joined C.B. Conlin Landscapes in 2013, where he participates in landscape design, graphic presentation and construction observation.