Scott Beard is a tax attorney with over thirty years of experience in trust and estate planning/administration, closely held business, business succession, and charitable giving legal services. Scott obtained his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama. He is an alumnus of the CFBC Leadership Fellows Program, a “nerdy consumer” of the Community Foundation’s TRENDS data, and a supporter of the Open Door Fund. Scott currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Downtown Boulder Foundation. Scott’s full name is Jack Mason Beard, Jr. His grandfather nicknamed him “Scotty” when he was just a few weeks old and it stuck! Scott currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where he gardens, hikes, volunteers, and enjoys life with his husband.