Getting to Know...
Scott Noon (the educator) Vice President/Market Development, TeachScape
Scott, what was the first job you ever had?
I worked as a camp counselor for kids ages 6 to 8 at a YMCA camp the summer after my junior year of high school. Two-thirds of my kids wet the bed nightly, making mornings and cabin cleanup an interesting challenge.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
On American Airlines, I’ve had the pleasure to sit next to Betty White, Muhammad Ali, Warren Christopher and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I’ve sat at dinners with many famous folks, including Ron Howard, Sinbad, Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Secretaries Arne Duncan and Margaret Spellings.
If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Martin Luther. He was a humble monk who changed the world in the simple pursuit of exposing the truth. Brilliant theologian, talented songwriter, gifted preacher. He’d definitely be interesting dinner company — and he might teach Roy Desrochers something about beer, which would be fun to watch.
If I could vacation anywhere in the world, it’d be: Rome. I’ve never been.
Electronic reading device or book? My Nook, of course.
The last thing I purchased was: A plane ticket. It happens every few hours.
When I want to unwind, I: Hang out with my daughters. They are the funniest people alive.
My favorite television show (assuming I have time to watch) is: House, Blue Bloods, CSI.
Mad Men — “Love it!”, “Hate it!” or “What the heck is it?”: Love it. (Wife hates it.)
CNN, MSNBC or Fox News? CNN, via my XM radio.
Cue the Song “Survivor”
I was held captive for a few hours on a bus in Saint-Marc, Haiti, during the 1991 coup d’etat against Jean-Bertrand Aristide. I was traveling on a medical mission with folks from my church. This was my first exposure to machine guns.