Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served as the Executive Director of Plant With Purpose (www.plantwithpurpose.org) an international Christian organization that empowers the poor in rural areas around the world where poverty is caused by deforestation. During his tenure, Plant With Purpose has grown from a single program in one country to include more than 750 communities across Haiti, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.
Global staff include over 230 foresters, agronomists, pastors and facilitators who have empowered farmers to plant more than 30 million trees and reduce their poverty level by 63 percent. Scott is a leader in addressing the intersection of faith, justice, and the environment. His book, Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God?s People, was a finalist for Christianity Today?s Book of the Year Awards.
Scott is a regular speaker at global conferences and an advocate for reforestation as a key component of sustainable community development around the world. He has published more than 20 articles in publications such as The New York Times, Christianity Today, and Relevant. Prior to working for Plant With Purpose, Scott served for seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. He holds a BS in Political Science from Oregon State University and an MA in International Relations from the University of San Diego. Scott and his wife Nancy, a nurse practitioner, live in San Diego and have two children, Amanda and Danny.