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About Scott

I believe a strong foundation is the key to a successful, inclusive website. That means focusing on HTML semantics and not thinking about accessibility as a to-do list item, but as a core component of ever site.

Working on the Web

My focus is building fast, accessible sites that work for everyone.

Scott holding his daughter on Father's Day
Family is everything

When I took my first post-college job with Dealer.com, they were a small company providing online solutions for car dealerships. Now they're a huge company providing online solutions for car dealerships. It was fun to be a part of that process. After 7 years I left to work alongside a former colleague on CarComplaints.com – an online resource aimed at helping car owners figure out what's wrong with their vehicle.

I'm not a car guy, but have somehow spent my entire career working on automotive websites.

Once upon a time I even taught web development

As part of a partnership between Dealer.com and Vermont HITEC, I taught a 12-week class on web development. The educational program was designed to provide the academic knowledge, technical skills, and hands-on training needed to succeed in a specific career field.

A collage of images from Scott's ITAR class on web development
Vermont ITAR Course from 2007

The course didn't exist when I was asked to lead it. There were many late nights spent writing the next day's curriculum and even more mornings questioning what the heck I was doing. We taught the whole thing in a vacant old cafe. Like real professionals.

Something must have gone right because every student successfully completed the course and earned their job making the web a better place. It was the most challenging part of my career. It was also the most rewarding.

I really love taking photos

A collage of images from Vermont including Moss Glen Falls, Grandview Farm, and a path in peak foliage Groton State Forest
An example of images you might find in my Instagram feed

It's not exactly healthy to spend an entire day behind a computer screen. That's something I realized far too late in my career.

Photography is an excellent excuse for getting outside. It's also brought me on a drive or hikes that I might have otherwise skipped.

Over the years I've taken a lot of pictures. Some I'm even proud of.