Heron Scott was born and raised (for the most part) in Haines, Alaska where he grew up crewing on commercial fishing vessels in the Southeast Alaska salmon fishery and getting into trouble. After attending the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he moved to St. Michaels, Maryland to apprentice to CHA Founding Director Mike Vlahovich at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where he got his hands dirty on many historic boat restoration projects. He then went on to serve as the Lead Boatwright at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington. There he managed a volunteer program, coordinated several capital projects, and even filled in as the executive director for a short stint. He can now be found in the state of Delaware where he is pursuing a degree in civil engineering.