Scott grew up in Montpelier, Idaho and graduated from Bear Lake High School. After completing a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in The Dakotas, he attended Idaho State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. After graduation he moved to Boise Idaho where he was employed as a Registered Nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center working full time in the Intensive Care Unit, where he gained valuable assessment skills caring for a wide variety of patients. After spending two years in that department he transitioned to the hospital Emergency Department. He enjoyed the fast pace of emergency medicine. It was during this time he also continued his education earning a master’s degree in nursing at Idaho State University, graduating in May 2013.