JMZ: How did you first become involved with the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo (Friends)?
SCOTT: I knew a couple of Board members who recruited me to the Board. David Wright and Cynthia Neuwalder were the Board members who approached me about volunteering.
JMZ: What’s a typical day like when you volunteer for the Friends?
SCOTT: My work revolves around financial help since I am a CPA. The work can change depending on what is going on. I have run Finance committee meetings, selected new auditors, selected a new bank and an investment firm to help us while I’ve been on the Board of the Friends of the PAJMZ.
JMZ: In your opinion, what’s the most important work the Friends does?
SCOTT: I think the most important thing is all about the science and education programming. Specifically, I am interested most in the classroom education and the experience kids and their parents have hanging out and learning while at the museum and zoo.
JMZ: What do you do when you aren’t volunteering for the Friends?
SCOTT: I hang out a lot with my family. I have a daughter who is 17 and my wife and I are spending time with her looking at various colleges. Our family likes to travel both within and outside the US. I’m also a sports fan so hanging out in the Giants ball park is always a good time.