Scott was born and raised in Sacramento, graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration concentrating in Insurance and Finance. He opened his State Farm Insurance agency in Rocklin more than 30 years ago, and lives in Rocklin with his wife the Honorable Tami Bogert-Yuill.
Scott is a former mayor of Rocklin and served on the Rocklin City Council from 2006 to 2018. He has served on numerous appointed county and regional-wide governmental boards and commissions, and several non-profit boards. Scott is dedicated to community service.