Scott brings an entrepreneurial spirit and a wealth of valuable experience to the First Nations Education Foundation (FNEF).
Prior to leading the design and planning process for FNEF’s core language revitalization projects, Scott founded three private colleges specializing in language acquisition, hospitality, and health care. He was also instrumental in recruiting FNEF’s executive team and advisory board and serves as the driving force behind FNEF’s language revitalization vision, strategy, and growth planning.
In addition to his work in the education sector, Scott previously held a number of senior marketing and operations roles in public and private international manufacturing companies, including Proctor & Gamble (accounts in Germany, USA, South America, and Taiwan), Kimberly Clark (USA), and Johnson & Johnson (Canada and Mexico) among others, where his focus was international business, distribution, and logistics. Team building, new business incubation, venture investing activities, project management, operations management, international manufacturing and logistics, new product and business development are among the many business and leadership skills Scott has acquired along the way.
As an active volunteer, Scott also served as a Director of Languages Canada for five years (Chair of the BC Chapter for three years), as a Director of the BC Career Colleges Association for two years, and was a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Education & Skills Task Force.
Scott earned a UBC-SMEI Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management from UBC’s Sauder School of Business (1990-1993) and is pursuing ongoing professional development studies in Applied Linguistics under the guidance of SIL International’s Dr. Paul Lewis and Gary F. Simons (Sustainable Use Method, Community-based Language Development) and Thomas Marmor and Eric Bartels (Managing Language Programs, Managing for Language Development Results).