About Scott


Costa Rica expat living

I've been a resident of Costa Rica for going on 16 years. I first arrived in 2001 to broker the deal that sold one of the country's premier private universities to a U.S. publicly-held education company. For the past decade I've been arranging eco-intensive Costa Rica vacation tours to locations throughout the country, as well as Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia. In addition to serving as an unbaised agent with the Coldwell Banker Dominical Realty team, I offer Expat Consulting and conduct guided Expat Tours.

My "MO" (Modus Operandi) is to be an unbiased agent/consultant who will expose you to the two very distinct worlds of Costa Rica southern zone mountains and beaches, so that you can make the absolute best choice between them.

In a former life, prior to becoming an expat in Costa Rica, I practiced tax and corporate transactional law in the Carolinas. I also have extensive experience as a business valuation consultant and mergers and acquisitions advisor to companies in a wide variety of industries.

My wife and I have seven grown children between us. I love exploring the nature of Costa Rica and I am a life-long surfer. I've been a blogger about all things Costa Rica for the past decade and I've published the popular eBook entitled The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living.

Credentials...

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law

  • LL.M in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University School of Law

  • M.B.A. from University of South Carolina

  • Chartered Financial Analyst

  • Former Certified Business Appraiser from the Institute of Business Appraisers

  • Former Licensed Real Estate Broker in N.C. and S.C.

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