Scott hails originally from California. He began directing in theatre at 17, when he ran a programme of theatre and education for two years as he was continuing his own education at Foothill College under Doyne Mraz and at the American Conservatory Theatre, under the direction of the legendary William Ball. At 19, he moved to New York City to study with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. While in New York, he stage managed and worked as musical director for several productions Off-off Broadway. He moved back to San Francisco to continue his education and work, simultaneously directing for a number of theatre companies and securing a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Dramatic Literature at San Francisco State University.

Upon completion of his degrees, he was made chair of the Drama Department at Foothill College, where he directed productions of The Sea Gull, The Rivals, Cabaret, Orchards, The Boys From Syracuse and Antigone. Shortly after publication of his Master's Thesis on Shakespeare, Beckett and Shepherd, he directed a landmark production of Waiting For Godot, which led to his appointment as Associate Director of L'ACT, a professional repertory company operating south of San Francisco. There he directed numerous productions, including The Shadow Box, The Road to Mecca, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On Golden Pond, The Country Girl, Chapter Two, and Children of a Lesser God, among many others.

After his move to London and the founding of The Impulse Company, Scott has continued his multi-dimensional schedule of teaching and directing. In addition to an expanding schedule of teaching for Actors Centres throughout the UK, he has taught in France, Hong Kong, Australia and across the USA. He has also directed for other companies, including original productions of Five O'Clock Angel starring Nichola McAuliffe and the musical Inkle 'n' Yarico.

Recently Scott become associated with the work of New York playwright Stuart Spencer, directing productions of Resident Alien and Alabaster City, and London and New York productions of Painted From Memory.

Scott has also worked in other artistic areas: composing music, directing for radio and television, and writing books. He has served on the Boards of numerous charitable trusts, including Theatre Bay Area, the Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross, and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

Scott has poised The Impulse Company for its move into full-time production and education with the assembly of a gifted ensemble of performers, writers, directors, and educators all operating under a unified and dynamic approach to performance. Combining the inspiration of his master mentors, William Ball and Sanford Meisner, and with his own multi-pronged interests, Scott and The Impulse Company aim to create a combined conservatory and repertory performance company for the 21st century.