Who does he think he is?
Scott Valentino is an internet strategy consultant and experienced developer of informational web sites. His particular focus is on the needs of small businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. While currently consulting to several not-for-profit organizations he is also pursuing graduate studies in human and organizational transformation with an emphasis in ecopsychology.
Scott has worked as an Internet Consultant & Web Site Developer since the beginning of the internet revolution in the mid-90's. As the sole proprietor of sevmedia, he has been offering a full range of consulting services to various clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California regarding the use of computer technology and the internet. His design services include web site design, instructional design, graphic design, database design as well as traditional branding and identity work.
Before forming sevmedia, Scott worked for several larger companies and consultant groups specializing in on-site training courses and the development of distance learning programs. Scott is an award winning innovator in the development of internet and computer-based education software for the rapidly growing high technology marketplace.
In addition to his primary design interests, Scott has always had a passion for community-building and social transformation. He has traveled extensively, studied social change movements and is a founding member of Sustainable Fairfax, Marin's premiere sustainability organization. He has taught English abroad through the International House and worked as an adventure tour leader with Trek America.
One of the most powerful experiences of Scott's life has been working as a Parental Advocate through Family Support Services of San Francisco, where he counseled parents and caregivers of young children as part of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Council's TALK Line program. In this role Scott was responsible for providing emotional support for families in crisis and helping underserved populations make effective use of dwindling social services in San Francisco County.
After a long and varied career, Scott's design projects are branching outside the digital realm. He holds a Permaculture Design Certificate and he has brought his design sensibility to built environments, both inside and out. He also has enjoyed success beginning in 2011 as maker through his workshop: Refind Studios.
Independent studies in Ecopsychology though the School of Consciousness & Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA and the Ecology, Culture & Sustainable Community program at the New College of California in Santa Rosa, CA
Permaculture Design Certificate, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Occidental, CA
Graduate, Environmental Forum of Marin, Marin County, CA
Multimedia Intensive Program, Center for Electronic Art, San Francisco, CA
EFL/ESL Teaching Certificate, Transworld Teachers, San Francisco, CA
BA, Business & Instructional Design, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Past President and Board Member of Sustainable Fairfax
Board Member of Fairfax Volunteers
Founding Member of The Center for Art in Translation
Member of the Bioneers
Member of the PLANETWORK Working Group
Member of the Marin Environmental Forum
Member of the Marin Conservation League