Scott co-founded the company at the turn of the last century (aka Y2K) with his wife, Laura. Scott remains intimately involved in every aspect of the business from engineering the perfect pocket, overseeing the entire customer experience, maintaining/establishing relationships with factories and vendors to the "big picture" fun stuff, like determining the future of the company. To learn about how SCOTTeVEST was born, please see Our Story.
Before founding SCOTTeVEST, Scott practiced corporate law at DLA Piper in Chicago. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University (with high honors: summa cum laude and Order of the Coif). He published a law review article, which was cited by several Federal Appellate Courts. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University majoring in Entrepreneurship (before it was trendy to do so). He started Images Calendar Line while at OSU.
Scott is no stranger to media attention. He appeared on ABC's Shark Tank, CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Fine Living Network's Radical Sabbatical (timestamp 13:51), as well as Japan's hit show, The World's Most Successful People. He has received a multitude of press in the past for his successful entrepreneurship, including several write-ups in Entrepreneur magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and even several college textbooks. Scott also professionally speaks, see his Google Talk at this link Google HQ.
He is also the author of “Pocket Man: The Unauthorized Autobiography of a Passionate, Personal Promoter, ” which chronicles his evolution from an unhappy lawyer to an amazingly successful entrepreneur. Scott is the co-author (with Laura) of children’s books based on the real life adventures of their late standard poodle, Margaux, who became blind and deaf overnight at the age of 12.
Scott’s hobbies include hiking with Laura and their four standard poodles: Chloe, Susie, Rhonda!, and Sabrina.
Before co-founding SCOTTeVEST, Laura was Head of School at a small private school in Chicago. Laura received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. She also has a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Philosophy from New York University. Laura was Vice President of the Alumni Board of the Latin School of Chicago for several years, as well as serving on the Recent Alumni Advisory Board for the University of Illinois College of Law. She is a member of Mensa. Laura's hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading and watching her home town sports teams, the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. Laura is the co-author (with Scott) of children’s books based on the real life adventures of their late standard poodle, Margaux, who became blind and deaf overnight at the age of 12. Laura loves hanging out with Scott and their four standard poodles—Chloe, Susie, Rhonda and (new puppy!) Sabrina.
Steve is the co-founder of Apple, Inc. and the inspiration for our famous iPod Spoof. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Steve was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.” Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak “adopted” the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Steve Wozniak is currently executive vice president, chief technology officer and chief visionary officer for Jazz Technologies, Inc. (formerly Acquicor Technology Inc.), which recently acquired Jazz Semiconductor. He co-founded the company with two other former Apple executives, Gilbert F. Amelio and Ellen M. Hancock. The company produces analog and mixed-signal semiconductor devices using specialty process technologies, including silicon germanium processes. Integrating analog and digital components on a single, mixed-signal semiconductor enables smaller and more highly integrated, power-efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective semiconductor devices. Steve is also a published author with the release of his autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.
Among his many exploits, Hap was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. During that time The North Face was honored with many awards for being the best managed company in its industry, including being lauded by Business Week Magazine for providing one of the highest quality products of any company in the United States. Mr. Klopp led The North Face to its position as the largest and most successful company in its industry and one of the largest privately held companies in the San Francisco East Bay. Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on adventuring, leadership, entrepreneurship and the human side of management. Among other achievements, he established the mountaineering and backpacking industry through the development of his own company, The North Face, and along the way was highlighted on national television and in such publications as BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Success, and San Francisco Focus Magazine. After selling his highly successful company, he began an international management consulting firm with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. He has simultaneously participated in a number of entrepreneurial ventures and orchestrated the takeover of the world's leading rugby company, Canterbury of New Zealand (based in New Zealand). Concurrently he has written the highly acclaimed book on leadership called: THE ADVENTURE OF LEADERSHIP: An Unorthodox Business Guide from the Man who Conquered The North Face, published in both hardcover and paperback. He combines all of this with his ongoing sporting and adventuring activities. "Life is a series of linked recoveries, elegantly described in retrospect as a plan." - Hap Klopp
Nate joined the SCOTTeVEST team in October 2019 as a Customer Service Agent. Nate was an Amazon customer service specialist and owns a startup eCommerce business. Nate is a gun and coffee lover. He couldn't start his day without having a cup of coffee and he spends most of his free time either in the firing range or playing airsoft with friends.
Rae recently joined the team as a customer support agent. Her passion is helping and loves interacting with other people making sure they are happy with their experience with the company. Rae is a foodie, a bookworm and a music enthusiast.
Sam joined the SCOTTeVEST team in April 2019 as a Customer Service Agent & Order Processor. Sam is a jack of many trades, and assists the entire team with their daily tasks. Sam is originally from India, and holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family and watch movies.
Ethan joined the SCOTTeVEST team in July 2018 as a Customer Service Agent, but transitioned to Marketing Coordinator in early 2019. He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Strategic & Corporate Communications and a minor in Graphic Design. In his free time, he likes to explore the outdoors, ski, wake surf, and tend to his Dachshund, Cora's, every desire.
Edward joined the team in May of 2019 and is our Customer Service Manager. He enjoys engaging his team to improve the way we connect with and serve our customers! He earned his Degree in Logistics and Transportation at the University of Tennessee, and served in the Air Force as Environmental Coordinator and Avionics Technician. Edward loves to hike, camp, and snowshoe in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.
Jim joined the SCOTTeVEST team in August 2016 as a Customer Service agent and moved to Operations Project Manager in 2019. Jim manages projects across multiple fronts and predominantly works in marketing and website upkeep. In his off time, Jim enjoys mountain climbing, mountain biking, reading, drinking good beer and spending time with his rescued Pit Bull, Penny.
Darin joined the company in April of 2019. Previously, Darin worked primarily in IT for 30 years, and then later dabbled in Sales. His current role at SCOTTeVEST is customer service and support. In his down time, Darin enjoys Gojo Ryu Karate, Kayaking and a pint of good beer now and then.
Nelly joined the SCOTTeVEST team July of 2019 as a Customer Service Agent. Nelly was originally a member of Amazon's Support Team, but was looking for a role with a smaller, family-owned company. Nelly gains enjoyment from providing excellent Customer Service experience to the fantastic customers of SCOTTeVEST; whether via chats, emails or phones. If he is not on duty, you will find him upgrading and fixing his car or exploring the countryside.
Crizza joined the SCOTTeVEST team in July 2019 as a Customer Service Agent. She is a Nursing graduate but spends most of her career working as an IT System Administrator. Crizza enjoys out of town trips with her husband and her two sons. During off work, you will find her camping on a beach or an island. We guarantee you are in good hands with this expert Customer Service Agent!
Chloe is a Standard Poodle born in September 2004 and is the alpha dog of the Jordan Poodle Gang. Chloe is a huge prankster and always likes to play tricks on her sisters as well as Laura and Scott. Chloe enjoys hiking with the Jordan family and hanging out on the sundeck.
Susie is a Standard Poodle born in October 2011. According to Scott, Susie has a severe case of FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – and always wants to be involved with every activity. After work and on the weekends you can find Susie hiking with the Jordan family or lounging around their house.
Rhonda! is a Standard Poodle born in October 2015. Rhonda! is an amazing athlete—really fast and really agile. Lovingly referred to as “Imitation Chloe,” you can find Rhonda! on hikes with the Jordan family or playing with her friends.
Sabrina is the newest member of the Jordan Poodle Pack. She was born in March 2019 and is a silver Standard Poodle (it will take two years for her coat to turn silver). Sabrina is quickly becoming an expert Frisbee and ball player. She loves to play in the water, hike with the Jordan family and torment her big sister Rhonda! by pulling her hair.
Penny is a Pit Bull mix born in 2010 who loves to play tug of war with Customer Service Agent Jim Doolittle. On the weekends Jim and Penny go on adventures where she attempts to eat woodland creatures (unsuccessfully) and continue her strange fascination with cows.
Scout is a German Shorthair Pointer born in October, 2017 and is the social butterfly/distraction of the office. After work and on the weekends, Scout prefers to tear tirelessly through upland and wetland flushing out birds and ducks with her outdoorsman dad and our Chief of Staff, Dom. She is a remarkable animal: sweet, smart, even-tempered and a great companion.
Cora is our remote-office dog! Cora has come to the office with her human, Ethan, but prefers the quiet of her own home to the fast-paced SCOTTeVEST environment. At 13, Wiener Dog Cora is content with a quiet and easy-going life and Ethan makes sure that is the life she lives. She loves walks with her humans, especially when she gets plenty of time to smell the wildflowers, despite her allergies!
Spriggy is a Yellow Lab puppy, and the sister of Scout. While a little clumsy and shy, Spriggy is well-loved by the team for her sweet disposition and great manners. Spriggy's main passions include: swimming, sneaking onto the couch when nobody is looking, getting brushed, and the tireless pursuit of re-distributing stray socks around the household.
Roselyn joined the SCOTTeVEST team in September 2019 as a Customer Service Agent. She is a licensed professional teacher and a food and nutrition specialist but has had an extensive background in customer service when she worked for a telecoms company. Roselyn is a people-oriented person and is dedicated to making customers feel that they can depend on the company to assist them before, during and after-sales. This commitment led her to work as a Customer Service Representative at SCOTTEVEST.