Scott completed his associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology through CPCC. He then went to work in the surveying field in 1994, performing both in the field and in the office. In 2002, he helped open NorStar Land Surveying, Inc. in Concord, NC. Scott earned his NC Professional Land Surveying License in December of 2003. In 2012, Scott became sole owner due to the retirement of David R. Garrott.