Talking Shop with Scott Simock
Professional Photographer, Videographer, Philanthropist and a Smile Life Kin Member.
"Scott was one of our first Kin members. Scott and I met over social media if I remember correctly. Weird how amazing of a networking tool, Instagram can be. He shot me an email and was interested in how he could get involved with The Smile Life as we quickly figured out that our goals and passions as business men and creatives were very similar.
After meeting over coffee, I immediately knew Scott needed to be a part of my "Kin." He has a true giving heart (i'll explain more about that), he has an absolutely unique and talented eye for photography, a gifted writer and has an even cooler girlfriend. Who you'll most likely meet in next week's feature....
Scott's giving heart has taken him around the world to Nepal, where he is currently in the process of raising money to build an elementary school in Nepal. Instead of hiring and paying a manager or anyone else to help him in his own career, he has taken the vow to give a portion of his income to follow his passion in giving back to a community who needs it more. A truly genuine human.....learn more about Scott in my interview with him below."
-Kyle Lawrence, Founder
1. Hometown?Funkytown AKA Neffs, Pennsylvania.2. Who inspires you?If I were to pull a name out of the pool of insanely awesome people who inspire me, it wouldn't feel right. Over the years I've been inspired time and time again by men who treat women with only the most love and respect, men who work and align their actions to serve others, and who give their energy tirelessly into what they believe it - no matter what it is. My dad, my grandfather, Carlie's grandfather and father, my friends at wayfarer entertainment, Dave Robertson, Travis Van Winkle, Sam Baldoni...the list goes on and on. My closeness with them builds my character and provokes me to be the best man I can be too. The intention is not to replicate them but to align myself with the energy they're working with. Specifically the last 6 years of my life has given me so many great examples of what it means to be a man in the modern world. It's pretty rad to notice I'm most impacted by my friendships with other men. I didn't realize it before now. I realize now I'm most greatly inspired by the men I know personally.3. Pinetrees or Palm Trees?There's something that calls to my heart when driving around back country roads on a cool fall day. Specifically what always catches my attention is the smell of pine. I feel at home. No disrespect to the Palm tree. Pine just has the best scent of all time.4. Where have you been dying to visit?Right now, Nepal. Im currently leading a team there in LA to Nepal next year to build a primary school. For a solid 4 months it's been buzzing my entire being and I really can't wait to get there in the village and start building.5. Converse or Boots?Can I say Vans? My feet are too fat for converse. Boots are rad - Ive worn them for most of my life, but I grew up where boots served a purpose aside from looking cool. Along with the palm tree, no disrespect. I've been here in LA 6 years now. Maybe it's time I bit into the boot game?7. Favorite Smile Life Product?The Classic shirt is flawless in my opinion. It's become my uniform. As long as it doesn't smell funky, I'm wearing it.8. Goal for 2016?Pay off all my debt hahaHope you enjoyed! See ya next week :)