In 1906 Scott’s family watched the San Francisco fire from the hills surrounding the bay, as their business, the first apothecary shop in San Francisco, burned to the ground. After having crossed the country from Ellis Island, Ernesto Galli decided it was time to move inland and the family relocated to Sacramento California. Scott was born in Sacramento, the product of an Air Force Officer and a lovely Italian local, Beverly Jean Galli. Scott has lived on both coasts of the United States and several places in between, finally settling on Colorado Springs as his home in 1981. Active in the community, Scott currently sits on El Paso County’s Budget Oversight Committee, the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Council, and chairs the El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission. In addition to his work with the county, he serves the non-profit arena with board positions on the Salvation Army Advisory Council, Fountain Valley Senior Center and the Fountain Valley Foundation. In his spare time Scott serves as a Vice President for UMB Bank in the Treasury and Technology Services division, and currently serves as a trustee for the Order Sons of Italy in America lodge #2870. Scott’s family has been involved in the Sons of Italy for as long as anybody can remember, and the grape crusher brought over from Italy resides on Scott’s back patio. Scott credits his lovely wife Ellen as the primary source of inspiration in his life, and they raise and care for abandoned dogs, currently having three, Jacob, Theodore and Squirt ruling their residence.