Scott graduated from Aledo High School in 1978, attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and graduated from University of Minnesota where he received his B.S. in mortuary science. He worked at the Phalan Park Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minnesota before returning home to join his father in the family business on June 1, 1982.
In addition to working for the family funeral home, Scott was employed at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Homes in Alpha and Woodhull, Illinois, which he purchased in October 2002. Scott and his wife, Ann, reside in Aledo and have three children, Nathan, Benjamin, and Elise. He is currently responsible for the day to day operations of both the Fippinger Funeral Home and Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Homes. Having been very active for over 30 years in community organizations and events, he is currently a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Aledo Kiwanis Club, and the Aledo Exchange Club.