Scott A. McPhail was born and raised in Wichita, KS., where upon graduating from the University of Kansas in 1994, he moved to Los Angeles to begin working in the entertainment industry. In 1996, Scott began at DreamWorks Studios working in the art department within the animation division. In 1998, Scott became a founding board member of the Kansas Connection, inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the communication and education between the heartland and the entertainment industry in Hollywood. In 1999 Scott produced the award-winning short film, The Good Things. In 2000, Mr. McPhail left DreamWorks Studios to produce his second film, Nice Guys Finish Last. After touring the film festival circuit, Scott was named head of Business Development for Without a Box, the online film festival submission service. In 2002, Scott returned to DreamWorks Animation where he helped develop and build the Animation Marketing and Production Services department, where he currently serves as Sr. Manager within the Department. Within the Trevor Project organization, Scott has served as co-chair of Cracked Xmas 8, 9 and 10. In addition, Scott currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee for the organization.