In the spring of 1981 things came crashing down in Scott’s world. He chose to go with Electric Warrior to tour Canada in the summer of 1980 rather than accompany the Thunderbirds on their excursion to Australia. Following the tour, Electric Warrior broke-up. When he inquired about returning to the Thunderbirds, he was informed his spot had been filled due to his departure. These events meant his only tie to Los Angeles was the magazine.
Based on these events Scott left Raw Power and took a job as a singer in a country-western band in Anchorage, Alaska. The Pacesetters were a well-known local band that had been together for a decade performing five nights a week in Alaska’s largest nightclub, The Pines Club. During his three years in Anchorage Scott completed his college at Alaska Pacific University receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Fine and Performing Arts. He married (and later divorced) a former Miss Alaska Teen winner and Salutatorian of the school.
It was while amidst the natural beauty of Alaska that Scott joined the Sierra Club and started on the path of environmentalism. To reduce his carbon footprint, he purchased a condo across the street from his place of work and gave up driving for a couple of years, relying on his skates and bicycle to get around the city. As an advocate of roller skating for transportation, Scott entered an Anchorage marathon but wore skates instead of running shoes. Without any training he easily finished ahead of all the contestants who were running, proving the viability of skating (He was not the official winner of course, as skates were not allowed).
The oil-based Alaskan economy crashed in 1985, and The Pines Club had to lower salaries of their musicians. Scott rushed to sell his condo before the market tanked and drove his van on the Alcan highway all the way from Anchorage to Oceanside, California.