Over the past thirty years, Scott led development of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve and has written, lectured and consulted on many native landscape subjects, programs and projects. In 2000 Scott founded the St. Louis chapter of Wild Ones, which is now the largest chapter in the nation. In 2022 Scott started Cacalia Garden Design and Wilding; a consulting and design business in St. Louis.
Scott currently teaches Native Landscape Practices, a horticulture class at St. Louis Community College. He is a regular speaker, writer and consultant on native landscaping throughout the region.
He received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked at various public gardens including the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, Tudor Place in Washington D.C., Old Westbury Gardens in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and Castello Di Uzzano in Florence, Italy.
He currently serves as advisor to the horticulture program of St. Louis Community College, Grow Native! and Wild Ones St. Louis. Scott serves on the planning and review committees for the Partners for Native Landscaping conference and the small grants programs for The Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and MSD Project Clear.