Scot defines the term ‘social entrepreneur’ and has made it his life’s work to balance profitable business ventures with making the world a better place.
In 2005, he collaborated with The Mark Wahlberg Foundation and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to create Camp Northbound - a residential camp for kids growing up in the inner cities of Boston.
Following the success of Camp Northbound, Scot set out to build a similar program for kids in New York City’s most underfunded communities, creating Camp Power. In ten years, this volunteer-based nonprofit organization has served thousands of kids, providing life-changing experiences, positive role models and college scholarships.
After seeing many Camp Power kids carrying their belongings in trash bags, he and his wife founded STATE Bags - a one for one bag brand serving local kids in situations of need. He has worked to evolve their charitable model through STATE's innovative giving initiatives and #WhatDoWeTellTheKids platform.
A graduate of UVM and Boston native, Scot currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, two kids and dog, Pokey.
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