Nearly every political issue of today can in some way be traced back to the things that happen within the home. Families and traditional values are under attack with more and more pressure to conform to progressive social norms. The strength of the family is pivotal to the success of an individual. Scott is married to his wife Morgan and together have their son (Russell) and daughter (Eliza).
Scott moved to Alaska when he was 14 from New Mexico. An adventure up north which quickly captured the heart of the entire Clayton family; from then on, Scott proudly identified himself as an Alaskan.
From an early age Scott was very active with Boy Scouts of America ultimately earning his Eagle Scout Award. Through high school he played various sports from cross country skiing to his favorite sport hockey. After passing the AYC Bar Exam, Scott participated in Anchorage Youth Court which offered multiple opportunities to serve in a peer-led judicial process. He went on to graduate from Eagle River High School, followed by a two year service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.
Scott was awarded the Heber J. Grant Scholarship while studying Business at Brigham Young University-Idaho. To pay for Scott's schooling, he started a commercial window washing company, later stating that operating the business contained equally valuable lessons than classes on campus. Scott has always enjoyed working hard and learning more about Alaska's industries, which has driven him to such jobs such as commercial fishing in King Salmon or working throughout remote Alaska installing Digital Technology. Jobs gave Scott special insight into Alaska's rich culture and diverse landscape.
The freedom of this great nation was not born in peace, and did not come without incredible sacrifice from those who stood up for their liberty. Scott comes from a strong military based family with both his grandfathers having served before him. His father taught him to honor the sacrifice of those that came before you and to never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy in America. Scott joined the United States Marine Corps because he felt the strong sense of duty to give back to his country. He wanted to serve among fellow Marines who have a long standing reputation of being America's strongest fighting force. He served as a forward observer with 1st Marine Division
After the recent Covid pandemic, Scott began working from home for his company Pitch59 doing digital marketing. He encountered countless frustrated parents throughout Wasilla who were seeing first hand some of the challenges of their child's education. As a life long learner and knowing how important early education is, Scott decided to take action and fill in as a substitute teacher throughout the Mat-Su Borough.