Fernandez was born and raised in Portland’s Rose
City Park neighborhood where he attended Rose
City Park grade school and Madison High School.
Scott went on to
earn a degree in biology and graduate degree in
drinking water microbiology.
After years of work in the field of public
health, Scott left to assist in his father’s
He ran the business
for many years after his father’s passing and
has scaled back his work to better serve the
community in drinking water and other important
Scott has been a member of the Portland Utility
Review Board, City of Portland Water Quality
Advisory Committee. He has been involved with
animal recoveries identified in the Endangered
Species Act for over 30 years.
Scott has always been an avid animal lover. He spent many summers volunteering in animal clinics including Dove Lewis in Portland, private clinics in Albquerque and Walla Walla, as well as an emergency clinic in Albuquerque. Scott encourages spay and neutering, in addition to a policy of no-euthanizing in animal shelters. Shelters
should focus on placing animals in foster homes as needed,
and finding qualified permanent homes for all animals.
An avid lover of the outdoors, Scott is a runner
and cyclist who participates in races such as
the yearly Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and
biking along Portland’s many bike paths and
neighborhoods such as the Springwater and I-205.
Scott supports equal rights
for all regardless of race, religion or sexual