Scott & Clients
I’m a former suburban dad who raised two daughters and a few dogs. Thrived in the buzzsaw of our hectic house, work, school and sports lives. Lost my mom to a long term illness. Lost good people to the politics of divorce. Moved to Manhattan for love and a second rodeo marriage. High’s and lows and scratched up messy moments by the bucket.
People are endlessly interesting. Why is a huge word for me. What luck, inspiration, trauma, ghosts brought you to this moment? What moves you? The characters I write come from people I meet or read about: their narrative is a seed. In advertising, we work to move people. I believe it’s through connecting to an emotional truth. It’s not always happy. Emotional truth and relationships are the secret sauce. We need a sense of purpose to get out of bed in the morning and each other to get by. I tell those stories.
My parents are from a rural mill town south of Pittsburgh long with stout working people, local bars, rusted trucks and church on Sunday. I spent a lot of time there as a kid. Then we moved 15 minutes from the beach in Southern California and all it's possibilites. I like to say I have a dual citizenship of work ethic and blind romantic optimism.
Play for me is food, a few hours on my bike and a good bookstore. I have a mild obsession with cooking. Love the handwork of knife skills, the science, heat, salt and breaking a few eggs. I use my grandfathers 100 year old Griswold #10 daily. Michelle says I have a man crush on my Dominican butcher. I know people who eat only to not be hungry. They’re not my people. I can’t rebuild a car engine or work several acres of land, but I can go into our small kitchen and feed you a good meal.
Fun Fact: my high school job was selling peanuts at California Angel baseball games. In front of thousands each night we hustled for commission, dealt with drunk fans, flirted with popcorn girls and saw the occasional double play. I never caught a ball.
Thanks for your interest. Production is an odd unicorn of a business. The adrenaline, the obsessive detail, the olympic problem solving skills, the magic. Our industry is worth it all. It’s a gift to do this. I hope to see you on the road soon.
Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Andersen Windows, Aramark, Bearpaw, General Electric, Land O’ Lakes, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Memorial Sloan Kettering, National Park Service, Nationwide Insurance, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Pennsylvania Tourism, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Shea Homes, Sprint, State Street Corp, Sunovion, United Healthcare, US Army, Univ. of California Irvine, Verizon, Werther’s, Wyndham