Scott served as one of the first mentors with the SLAM program in 1999. His own experience of “walking life” alongside teens reinforced the importance of “life-on-life” relationships as a foundation for true discipleship. Prior to helping found GRIP in 2004, Scott worked in the business world for more than 13 years, at companies such as Shure Incorporated and PepsiCo. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a diverse background in international sales, marketing, project management, and financial analysis. Scott and his wife, Jen, have five children: Kaiya, Josiah, Elia, Kianna, and Zechariah.