Scott was born and raised in Salinas. He is first generation to a mother who emigrated from Japan. His father’s side of the family moved to Salinas in the 1940’s, settled in the Alisal and lived on Fairview Avenue. Living in poverty and through the Great Depression, they worked tirelessly and eventually purchased a small farm where they grew strawberries.
At the age of 15, Scott worked in the fields at his family’s farm, where he was the sole employee. He was responsible for irrigating, weeding, and fertilizing 14 acres of organic farmland. This impressed upon him the difficulty working as a farm laborer and taught him to respect those who did.
Scott attended Salinas schools, and Hartnell College where he graduated with an AA degree. He currently possesses a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from California Coast University.
At the age of 19, while attending Hartnell College, Scott began working at Monterey County Juvenile Hall. While working at Juvenile Hall, Scott continued his education at Chico State and then Fresno State before being hired at the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, as a Deputy Sheriff.
Scott’s has worked nearly 17 years at the Sheriff’s Office, was a Field Training Officer and Crime Scene Investigator. He has worked every station in Monterey County as well as the Resident Deputy in Big Sur and Court Security at the Monterey County Superior Court House.
In 2009, Scott ran unopposed for a seat on the Deputy Sheriff’s Association Union Board. He spent 6 years on the Union Board serving the last 2 years as their President.
Scott has had numerous accolades and awards and is one of the most decorated deputies in the Sheriff’s office.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2006 Salinas Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Peace Officer of the Year
2010 Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Award
2011 Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Award
2012 Monterey County Domestic Violence Council Service Award
2013 POST Advanced Certificate
2015 Deputy of the Month for December
2016 Deputy of the Year
He has also received two Sheriff’s Life Savings Awards.