Historian | Intrepid Interpreter
“History represents a vast universe of stories, relationships, complications, triumphs, and tragedies. I’m passionate about telling those stories in a compelling manner that provides insight, reflection, and value for the present-day.”
Work at HAI
As a researcher, writer, content developer, project manager, and oral historian, Scott has worked with numerous clients to create compelling history-based products, including formal reports, social media posts, exhibits, and smartphone apps. His dedication to his craft is unending—he has traveled to Civil War battlefields during snowstorms and battled mosquitoes at Everglades National Park in order to collaborate with clients and deliver compelling historical narratives.
A multidisciplinary and multi-talented team member, Scott has developed historical narratives for a global technology company, a battlefield tour app, and several litigation research projects. His work has included interpretive planning; exhibit, smartphone app, web, and interactive development; in-depth historical research; and image acquisition and licensing. He does not shy away from unusual or challenging tasks. He has served as an “on-call” historian at a major industry conference, where he interacted with and answered questions while also ensuring the safe handling of artifacts. A trained actor with several professional credits, Scott has also consulted with clients to create compelling and historically accurate film content.
His clients include:
- American Battlefield Trust
- Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
- Dallas Holocaust Museum
- Healthcare Distribution Alliance
- Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience
- National Soccer Hall of Fame
- National Institutes of Health
- Pearson Education
- Pitney Bowes
- Pikes Peak Summit House
- U.S. National Park Service
- White House Historical Association
His research specialties include:
- Military and federal standards and specifications
- Congressional records
- Image research and acquisition
- The French and Indian War, Revolutionary, and Federalist eras
- The Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras
Path to HAI
Prior to working at HAI, Scott worked as an employee for the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and as an educator at the White House Historical Association (WHHA). At Harpers Ferry, Scott helped revise and develop several tours and conducted research relating to the park themes of slavery and antislavery, the Industrial Revolution, environmental history, and the Civil War. He also helped man and fire artillery during demonstrations. At WHHA, Scott helped conduct programs dealing with the War of 1812 and the Civil War and gave tours of the historic Decatur House in Lafayette Square. In addition to his role at HAI, Scott is also a History Interpreter at Mount Vernon, where he provides tours to guests from all around the world. He is also a contributor to Mount Vernon’s digital encyclopedia, a free resource for those interested in learning more about the 18th century.
Scott graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in history and government. He holds a certificate in museum management from the Virginia Association of Museums and a graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Virginia. He is currently working toward a master’s degree in Public Administration at Virginia Tech.