Scott is a passionate cigar lover and outdoorsman who has been skiing, hunting and fishing his entire life.
Scott first got the idea of starting the cigar shop and lounge after Summit Co. created a market vacuum by imposing an 80% sin tax and running cigars out of the county. As Scott began to develop the concept for neighboring Park Co., it started to evolve as many of his life’s passions. Cigars have always been the original accessory to success and adventure. Scott’s mission was to develop an adventure based community center around the love of cigars and the outdoor pursuits available in the Rockies.
Rocky Mountain Cigar Company added a golf simulator and guided fly fishing to compliment our cigar offerings as many golfers and fly fishermen like to enjoy a cigar while on the golf course or on the river. Scott has professionally guided fly fishing in the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains for over 10 years so it was a natural to tie guided fly fishing and accessories into the shop offerings through our Breckenridge based outfitter, Mountain Angler.
Scott is an alumnus of Penn State University, a current licensed Colorado real estate broker, a former U.S. Army paratrooper, a former professional ski patroller in Telluride, CO and Tignes/Val d’Isere, France. He is also a former ski tour operator and ski guide in French Alps. He has lived and worked in Italy, France (he also speaks French), Colorado, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania. He currently lives in the Rocky Mountains of Fairplay, CO (just outside of Breckenridge, CO) with his wife Jami (She also hunts, fishes, skis and golfs…and all of his friends agree she may be the best deer/elk tracker in the Rockies!…ask scott to tell you the story!), their daughter Finnley and their 2 bird dogs Tucker and Harli. Scott is also a licensed New York State Hunting and Fishing Guide (license #6300)
Scott jokingly likes to call himself the CLE of the company- “Chief Lifestyle Engineer”. Our location on Rt 285 has been critical to our success as Rt 285 at Fairplay, CO has become the “GATEWAY TO THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES”. Many of our customers are on their way to pursue their own Rocky Mountain adventures and stop in to grab some cigars or relax in our lounge before and/or after their Rocky Mountain adventures! We feel extremely fortunate to have been so well received by travelers and locals alike! Please keep us in mind if you are passing through Fairplay, CO and stop in to check us out!