Rapid City is a beautiful city located along the eastern slope of the Black Hills Mountains. Rapid City is the second most populated city in South Dakota and offers many great places to explore and learn about. When many people think of Rapid City, they probably think about Mount Rushmore. This famous monument is located just 30 minutes from the city, heading into the Black Hills Mountain range. Mount Rushmore was started in 1927 by a famous sculptor named Gutzon Borglum. The project took a long time to finish and faced challenges relating to World War II, but it was finally completed in 1941 by Borglum’s son Lincoln’ following his father’s death. Tourism is a large part of Rapid City’s economy, between Mount Rushmore and the yearly Sturgis bike rally, tourism brings in a lot of money for the city. In addition Ellsworth Air Force Base and an Army National Guard Base are located nearby and they tend to maintain a steady influx of residents in combination with providing positive economic benefits.
Rapid City is known for long dry winters and long arid summers, with short autumn and springs seasons. The winters here are cold and you will experience snow, but not heavy snow, just frequent snow showers. Overall, Rapid City is a rather comfortable place to live.
Scott has been with Northwest Pipe Fittings for 40+ years. Starting in the warehouse picking orders, making local deliveries, and counter sales provided him experience prior to moving into administrative office roles. He then broadened his experience through A/R collections, inside sales, helping implement IT systems throughout the company and was Office/Administrative Manager prior to becoming President and Treasurer in 2004 and Chairman of the Board in 2006.
Scott earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming and worked a short time in an oilfield supply business. He also managed a ComputerLand franchise for a year prior to starting his administrative and executive career at Northwest Pipe Fittings.
Scott is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys computer programming, traveling, spending time at the lake, and golfing.