Scott Brown comes from a mountaineering and rock-climbing background. After working for the National Park Service search and rescue in Yosemite for 3 years, he ran his own mountaineering business guiding clientele on alpine mountain climbing, vertical ice climbing, and waterfall ice climbing for 10 years before he began his career in NDT. He was contacted by a person looking for someone to install banners on the sides of hospital buildings.
His company took on the contract but after investigation Scott discovered the trade of industrial rope access. He started working for the rope access division of a company whose primary function was inspection. Part of their training process teaches UT thickness, MT and PT and basic inspection skills to be applied while on rope. Scott holds certificates in UT thickness 2A and is an MT and PT Level II.