President and Funeral Director
Scott is a native of Rockford and is the fifth generation of Olson's to serve the area as a funeral director under the family's ownership. "I think that it speaks for itself when you have a funeral home that has been serving a community for over 129 years. For me, the fact that we are one of the oldest family owned businesses in the area shows our families that in a pre-need situation or at the actual time of death, we are here for them and we will be here for them in the future." Scott takes a great deal of pride in knowing that he is helping to guide people through one of their more difficult times.
After graduating from Denison University with a B.A. in Communication, Scott spent several years in Northwest Colorado where he was employed at a local fishing & ski outfitter. He furthered his education at Worsham College of Mortuary Science and moved back to Rockford where he and his wife are raising two children.
Scott is active in the community having served on the boards of The First Tee of Greater Rockford, Keith Country Day School, Rockford Country Club, and Patriots' Gateway Community Center. Currently Scott is volunteering his time serving on the Northern Illinois Hospice Operating and Foundation Boards as Vice President and as a Commissioner for the Rockford Park District. He is a recipient of The Rockford Chamber of Commerce's 40 Under 40 Award and the Rockford Park District's Community Service Award. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, xc and telemark skiing, trail running, or just about anything that gets me outside.