September's Meet Our People nominee is Scott Rowan, Director of Asset Management, nominated by Karen Klein.
Introducing Scott Rowan
A true Cohere veteran, Scott’s been with the company for 20 years and has held positions as an Irrigation Tech, Foreman, Supervisor, Branch Manager, Arborist, Project Manager, and Assistant Community Manager. As the Director of Asset Management, Scott currently splits his time between our Arizona and California communities.
Do you have any industry credentials and/or professional certifications or memberships, etc.?
Yes, I’m a current member of the International Society of Arboriculture, Western Chapter, Arizona Community Tree Council, certified Arborist with Municipal Specialist Credential, and TRAQ certified, plus, a previous member of the Irrigation Association, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, member of Community Association Institute, CMCA & AMS designation, certified Pool Operator, and certified Playground Safety Inspector.
Do you volunteer for any community, industry, or non-profit organizations?
I’ve participated as a citizen scientist volunteer for the White Tank Conservancy and its botanical survey of the White Tank Mountains, served on the board of the Arizona Community Tree Council and Agua Fria High School Site Council for three years. I’ve also volunteer with Trees Matter and Arizona Community Tree Council for annual education events and to inspect tree plantings of free tree program by SRP.
What’s your favorite quote or mantra, and why?
Whatever your life work is, do it well. Do it so well that no one could do it better. If it falls on your lot to be street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Who is your mentor, and why?
Chadwick Reed. Chad’s professionalism and ability to communicate in the toughest of situations has always been a beacon of light for me an in industry that can at times wear on you.
What are you most passionate about, and why?
Our outdoor living environments. Research proves more and more that a green environment enhances health and environment. Science is giving us the facts and I want to be part of the solution that enriches communities, combats the urban heat island effect, and ultimately keeps our planet inhabitable for us humans.