While national poverty rates dropped in the last year, the county-level picture is mixed.
Scott applies his skills with GIS and databases to gathering, manipulating, analyzing, and mapping socioeconomic data for Headwaters Economics. After moving to Montana from Sonoma County, CA, to conduct field research and go to graduate school, he realized that his true calling was the mountains, people, and wide-open spaces of the Rocky Mountain West. With an interest in biology and a knack for technology, Scott collected data on Ponderosa pine forests in central Idaho, mapped prairie dog communities, and examined the effects of fire on bird communities. At Headwaters he uses his experience with data technologies and tools to elucidate socioeconomic issues. Scott loves to hike, bike, and ski in the western landscapes whenever he has free time. He holds a M.S. in Biology from Montana State University.