Taylor Scott

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When Taylor Scott was installing steps at Interstate State Park in 1991, he had no idea that 20 years later he would be a manager there. While serving in the Summer Youth Corps, he worked at a number of parks along the St. Croix River and the North Shore, clearing trails and installing steps and boardwalks. He found the experience especially valuable because he learned to work with people from different backgrounds and “the value of hard work at an early age.” As someone who is hard of hearing, he appreciated serving with other deaf and hard of hearing corps members, who have been an integral part of Summer Youth Corps since its inception. Scott says his experience with the Corps shaped his career, as he eventually went to work for the DNR. He currently serves as Interstate State Park assistant park manager, managing the park’s budget, overseeing daily operations and providing customer service to park visitors. His overall goal is to make sure the park’s natural resources are protected, a value he learned during his time in the Corps.