After growing up in the Boston suburbs, and spending his college years at the University of Vermont (BS in Business Administration), Scott followed his passion for outdoor adventure to Jackson Hole, WY and subsequently to his current home in Teton Valley, Idaho where he lives with his wife and 7 year old son.
Living in the Tetons for 20 years has lead to ever growing passions for community development, environmental stewardship, and entrepreneurship. In 2002 Scott and his wife Jannine started their Top 100 US bicycle shop, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, which they ran for 14 years. Scott has also served as City Councilor and Mayor of Victor, ID, and founding board member of the local non-profits Teton Freedom Riders, Victor Velo, and Mountain Bike the Tetons.
While running their bike shop, Scott and Jannine saw first hand the positive impact bicycles were having on their customers, and a light turned on. So, in 2015 they decided to sell the shop to focus full time on getting more people on bikes nationally and eventually globally. Their big idea was to launch a children’s media company, Buddy Pegs, that inspires kids (and the adults who love them) to develop the building blocks of lifelong success and happiness through the power of the bicycle.
While nurturing this new start up business, Scott is also serves as the Executive Director of the Teton Regional entrepreneurial support non-profit Silicon Couloir, which provides an array of programming to align entrepreneurship with community vision.