Scott is a proud naval veteran. After his military service concluded, Scott owned a manufactured housing dealership and was the director of a national mortgage bank. But a discontent with the business world led him on a different journey in advanced massage therapy.
Along the way, Scott discovered meditation which transformed his own life and he wanted to help others do the same. He earned a BA in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Scott has always had a passion for finding what really works, what doesn’t, and what’s next. Immersing himself in research, Scott discovered the science of mindfulness and sought the best teachers to learn the MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.
During his journey, Scott also found a multitude of evidence-supported body based modalities that show people how to heal causes of suffering instead of solely treating symptoms. With training in Emotional Freedom Technique, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Somata Respiratory Integration, the Sedona Method, and Focusing. Also trained in Straight-Line Leadership and Tony Robbins Strategic Intervention Coaching.
Scott’s experience includes working in heavy trauma, anxiety, and depression populations including BHC outpatient groups, homeless veterans, and the county jail systems. In private practice, he specialized in radical relationship transformation, teenage anxiety, and stress reduction.
Scott believes finding and joining the IHM team was divinely inspired as the components of diet were something he himself has struggled with and needed to increase his awareness. Adding his take on mindfulness and behavioral health to IHM’s existing heal-the-cause functional medicine’s outlook felt like a natural and comfortable fit.
Scott’s name literally means "man of the village." He recognizes that social interaction is one of the biggest predictors of happiness. Scott has been a Smith County Master Gardener, as well as various honor societies. During college he was President of Psi Chi and the founder of a mindfulness club. Founder of the East Texas Mindfulness Society, organized community events and a is local speaker on stress reduction and emotional healing. He currently leads a weekly Wednesday meditation “Just Breathe” at IHM
Scott loves to learn. Not just about his clients, but about himself. The journey of opening a mind or a heart is incredibly satisfying to Scott and watching someone have an ‘Aha’ moment where aspects of their life fall together is what drives him the most. Scott also enjoys a rich family life with his wife, Kerri, and their two children. They enjoy travel, staying active, cooking, time spent with good friends and family.