ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scott, a natural artist from his earliest memory, was born and raised in Colliers, West Virginia.  He grew up with beautiful, rolling mountains and blue gill fishing.  With coal stoves and deer hunting.  Other than the 5th and 9th grade art classes that were standard at the time, he had no formal artistic training.  After winning an art contest, he was given a full scholarship to the Pittsburgh School of Arts.  Much to his beloved grandmother's dismay, however, he chose not to accept the scholarship and never attended classes at the School.  Turning his eye for art in a new direction, he discovered a new passion in woodworking.  He quickly rose to the top of his field.  By age 27, he was the master trim carpenter for one of the premier luxury home builders in Houston, Texas.   

While working on one of these homes, Scott met Tammy, the woman who would soon become his wife.  That same home was later featured in a 2005 Better Homes and Gardens publication.  Together, in 2002, they started Wooden Concepts, left the city, built a cabinet shop, a family, a farm, and a life.  Scott built beautiful custom cabinetry projects in his shop, overlooking the pasture where their horses grazed.  Tammy took care of the business end of things and enjoyed learning alongside their children, as she was new to things like tending chickens, growing gardens and milking cows.   In time, the demand for high end carpentry began to slow, then seemed to stop completely.  

Also from his earliest memory, Scott's father spoke about how they would someday move to Talkeetna, Alaska.  He spoke of Denali and salmon fishing.  Of wood stoves, outhouses, and moose hunting.   Scott grew up learning more about Talkeetna than he did about his own hometown.  His father passed away before he made it to Talkeetna, but the desire that he passed on never diminished in Scott.  He spoke frequently over the years to his own children about Alaska, in general and Talkeetna, specifically.  He spoke of Denali and salmon fishing.  Of wood stoves, outhouses, and moose hunting.   Scott's own children developed their own curiosity, fascination and longing for this far away place.  It took 8 years for them to convince Tammy to make the move.  

In early 2013, she finally realized that it was time and she was ready. The decision was made.  They were moving to Alaska.  The animals were sold, the trailer was packed, they headed North to the Future.  The future has turned out to be a little different than they imagined.  Tammy manages the brewpub in downtown Talkeetna year-round.  Scott has, reluctantly at first, found himself the stay at home parent.  No longer having a cabinet shop or projects to build, he found himself craving an outlet for his creativity.  For the first time in 23  years, he picked up a pencil to see if he still had the ability to draw .  He borrowed a sketch pad from his children and drew this with a .7 mm pencil.  He started on Nagley's shortly thereafter.​  
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Moving to Talkeetna was the beginning of fulfilling both Scott's dream and his father's.  The publication of his first piece, Nagley's, fulfills the dream of his grandmother, who believed in his talent and encouraged him as an artist from the time he was a little boy.