As owner of award-winning cafes & wholesale roastery, Carrboro Coffee Roasters; in Chapel Hill, NC (USA); Scott has had many opportunities to travel, teach and learn about coffee production, process, selection, roasting, retail and quality trends for the last 20+ years. Scott’s background as a Research Scientist for 20+ years in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech industries gives him an ideal background as an active educator in the industry in most all disciplines, and consults for cafes and businesses nationally and around the world for technical skill, knowledge, and competitions. He serves as a World Coffee Events Representative and Certified Head Judge for the World Coffee Championships for the last 16 years, and is also an instructor for the WCE Judge Certification program. Scott sits on multiple WCE and SCA Committees and has been active as a member of the CQI Coffee Corp. He has been involved in the Cup of Excellence Program since 2007 and a Head Judge for the last 6 years. Scott has been teaching the ACE Sensory Education Training (SET) courses in locations around the world, helping coffee professionals to improve their sensory & coffee evaluation skills.