Mount Washington Observatory
As a youngster, Scot Henley traveled to New Hampshire's White Mountains from his home in suburban Boston on a regular basis, hiking, skiing and camping with his family. The North Conway area, with its rivers, lakes and mountains has always been a special place for Scot. After venturing to Salt Lake City for college, Scot moved back to his native New England, settling in the Mount Washington Valley.
Scot's Observatory career began in 2000, when he was hired as the organization's first marketing manager. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating the organization's public relations, special events, sponsorship and advertising efforts. Scot has served as the Executive Director of the Mount Washington Observatory since 2006, during which time the organization has seen tremendous success. During his tenure, the Observatory has launched an innovative distance learning program with national reach, obtained a new snow tractor, improved its Weather Discovery Center exhibit collection, overhauled its brand, signed a long term lease for its summit facility, built several significant corporate partnerships, expanded its income and reshaped its relationship with the National Weather Service.
In November of 2010, Scot was honored in New Hampshire Magazine by being named to the publication’s annual “It List,” which portrays the Granite State’s “movers and shakers you should know.”
In his free time, Scot enjoys skiing and snowboarding, running, hiking, birdwatching and passionately rooting for University of Utah football and basketball. In the community, Scot serves as the chairman of New Hampshire Public Radio's Community Advisory Board and as the Vice President of Mt. Washington Valley Children's Museum.
Scot lives in Madison, New Hampshire with his wife, Michelle, and their two boys, Owen and Cabot. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.