scott china editedScott grew up in the small town of Athol, Mass­a­chu­setts where at the age of 17 he joined the Chap­lain Ser­vice of the US Air Force. There he designed, wrote and taught courses for 13 years to Pas­toral Care teams on how to care for the spir­i­tual needs of mil­i­tary mem­bers of all faiths, espe­cially dur­ing times of inter­na­tional crisis.

In addi­tion to his mil­i­tary work Scott stud­ied as a Catholic sem­i­nar­ian for 4 years and worked to sup­port the spir­i­tual needs of drug deal­ers, state pris­on­ers, gang mem­bers, inner city youth and their fam­i­lies, as well as main­tain­ing posi­tions as the Direc­tor of Reli­gious Edu­ca­tion, Youth Min­is­ter and Music Direc­tor of three dif­fer­ent churches.

Out­side of the mil­i­tary, his cor­po­rate con­sult­ing expe­ri­ence has been exten­sive, includ­ing work for Smith Bar­ney, Mor­gan Stan­ley, the Board of Direc­tors of Time Warner, and Nextlink Communications.

He also worked as a mort­gage loan offi­cer for four years, open­ing and man­ag­ing offices in Seat­tle and Palm Springs. 

As Scott was fin­ish­ing his grad­u­ate work in Spir­i­tual Psy­chol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Santa Mon­ica in 2005, he founded a non-profit in Costa Rica, Casa Mila­gro Foun­da­tion, now serv­ing the needs of sex­u­ally exploited chil­dren in Costa Rica. He is still the Exec­u­tive Director.

Scott has lived in Costa Rica now for 14 years and is a Costa Rican citizen.