Scott is a hydrologist and ecological engineer with 25-years of experience with stormwater and watershed management and landscape restoration. His career began right around the time the Low Impact Development (LID) paradigm was first introduced and he has worked through its re-birth as green infrastructure (GI) and its latest incarnation as nature-based systems (NBS). He has monitored and modeled runoff, surface water and groundwater quantity and quality. He has designed, planted and maintained LID, GI and NBS best management and stormwater control practices. Over the last fifteen years, he has been on a quest, starting from an engineering perspective, to understand what and how plants do what they do. What started as an obsession about how native plants increase infiltration has grown into a passion about giving credit to our plant companions who maintain the living world.