Christopher Lee Scott
My Grandfather, Bismark (“Bizzy”) Trotter, moved to this neighborhood in 1949 and he stayed here until his death almost 50 years later. I, however, was raised primarily in suburban Southern California and North Carolina. But when I visited my Grandfather as a child, I always found myself fascinated by the neighborhood’s rhythms. Trips to Parkside meant seeing kids playing double-dutch in the street; that was one of the coolest things this suburban southern kid had ever seen. There was a palpable energy and vibrancy to the neighborhood. During that time, I dedicated myself to this city and this neighborhood.
I went on to earn my Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University. From there my career took me from the private sector to the non-profit sector, where I rose to Vice President on Wall Street. Geographically, in those careers I’ve worked from coast-to-coast. I’m now back in Philadelphia, and Parkside, in the most rewarding challenge of my career, leading the Centennial Parkside CDC.
In my down time I enjoy traveling and gardening. When I’m in the city, I enjoy hikes in the Wissahickon with my dog, a young Labradoodle with unbounded energy.
Education: Harvard University – Masters of Urban Planning; University of Virginia – Bachelors of Engineering
Work Experience: Goldman Sachs & Co. (New York) 2004-2011; SunEdison (San Francisco) 2011-2015; Centennial Parkside CDC 2015-Present
Extra-curriculars: Yoga and training in Licensed massage therapy