Outdoor Resume

Jerry Scott (206) 784-9815
6260 First Avenue NW (206) 276-5276 (cell)
Seattle, WA  98107 jerry@obatik.com

Outdoor Experience

Twenty-five years of mountaineering in the Cascades and Olympics.  Significant summits include Rainier, Baker, Adams (Adams Glacier), Glacier, Hood, Olympus, Stuart (West Ridge), Bonanza, Goode, Prusik, Shuksan, Eldorado, Liberty Bell, Clark (Walrus Glacier), Constance, Challenger, Luna, Cutthroat (Southeast Buttress), Hinman, Daniel (Lynch Glacier), and Thompson.

Extensive backcountry travel experience. Well over a hundred off-trail, non-technical day- and overnight trips covering the full extent of the Washington Cascades and Olympics.  Expert in navigation and route-finding (compass and GPS.)  Committed to leave-no-trace camping and travel.  Sensitive to requirements of inexperienced companions.

Extended backpacking experience.  Veteran of many long trips, both on- and off-trail.  Skilled in trip planning, campcraft and cookery. Considerable experience backpacking with children and novices.

Ski mountaineering experience.  Leader and participant on day-tours of many Cascade peaks.  Memorable descents include Mt. St. Helens, Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Mountain, Red Mountain, Rock Mountain, Jim Hill, Mt. Pilchuck, South Ingalls and Diamond Head.  Most descents done on snowboard.  Skilled in assessing avalanche conditions.  Competent leading novices and young adults on backcountry snow.

Cycling experience.  Completed many one-day and overnight bike tours, including RSVP, RAMROD and both one- and two-day STPs.  Experienced tandem captain. Skilled in minor bike repair.  Competent leader of novice riders.

Teaching experience.  Instructed climbing and alpine scramble courses produced by The Mountaineers (including teaching at field-trips focused on rock climbing, travel on snow, navigation, crevasse rescue and snow camping.)  Taught backcountry skiing and snowboarding at Meany Ski Hut.  Employed for seven seasons as a snowboard instructor at Ski Masters Ski School – Snoqualmie Summit.


The Mountaineers – completed basic and intermediate climbing, alpine scramble, and MOFA courses; former climb, scramble, backcountry ski and backpack leader, former publishing vice president and member of executive committee, qualified tow operator and member of the Meany Ski Hut committee. Presidents’ service pin,  Snoqualmie First Ten  pin and Five Peak pin.
The Mountaineers Foundation – two terms as volunteer treasurer.
Washington Trails Association – former board member and treasurer.
Professional Ski Instructors of America – former member, certified snowboard instructor.
Cascade Bike Club – current member.
Evergreen Tandem Club – current member.
Environmental Fund of Washington (now known as Washington EarthShare) – former board member.
Canadian Avalanche Association – current recreational level certification.
Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout, 50 mile hike and historic trail awards (camping and hiking experience in the Wallowas and Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon)


Related Skills and Experience


Extensive business management and controllership skills; CPA, licensed in Washington State.  Solid customer service orientation based on over twenty years employment in service industries, including retail and training firms. Extensive non-profit management experience.  Sophisticated computer skills including basic web page construction. Experience designing and managing call centers. Experience contracting with government agencies.




Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York, NY – MBA.
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH – BA.
Junior year in France including summer work on a fishing boat.  Additional extended language study and travel in Germany and Guatemala.  Elected head of student government.