Scott acquired a technical skillset in geomorphology while obtaining his master’s degree in the Water Resources Engineering program at Oregon State University, where he studied the influence of sediment transport processes on stream ecosystems and developed a 2D sediment model. He is an avid mountain biker and can be found on the trails throughout Washington State any given weekend. He has 4 years of experience in environmental consulting and is skilled at project management. He has budgeted, managed and executed a $250K field effort including the development of novel sediment sampling methods, report writing and communication between the client, larger project team and regulatory agency. Scott’s background also includes work in water quality and ecology, which he uses to take a “big-picture” watershed scale approach to restoring river processes and habitat. He joined NSD in 2016 as a project geomorphologist and technical engineering team member.