Scott Paterson Online

I'm Scott Paterson and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife, Elle, and daughter, Lily Bee. I have six sisters and one brother. I grew up in Rochester NY and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

I came out to the Bay Area in 1990 because I had a job at Novell, Inc. out of college. After six years there working on messaging and TCP/IP technology, I left to work at Be, Inc. working on the BeOS. Among many other amazing people, I worked with Jean-Louis Gassée (former president of Apple Inc.) who became my direct boss when I took on the Director of Marketing job. In 1999, I quit to work on my own projects which included Saabnet.com which I founded on the Internet in 1988 in my dorm room at Dartmouth. It started out as an enthusiast mailing list with 100 Saab owners in its first year and later grew into a web site that has had over a million visitors and which I still work on today. I created and coded the site myself. I had a little help from my friend Ron Theis, but mostly I do it all by myself. I also created another web site called, eScribe, with Ron too, but that has since gone away due to us both having other projects. I also founded a non-profit, Poverty2Prosperity.org, in 2008. P2P makes 0% interest loans to the working poor around the world. My wife had given me an article from the New York Times about micro-finance and I thought it was a 'totally' amazing idea and I started doing some on my own, but that wasn't enough. I thought creating a non-profit would allow people who didn't have the time to do loaning themselves to just donate (aka give) their money to my non-profit and I could take care of loaning their money for them. P2P is over 10 years old now and has 15+ different funds including those for women, single parents, education, housing, youth (24 and under), and USA only loans. Over those 10+ years, P2P has managed to operate on less than 3% overhead (100% volunteer organization) so, 97% of all donations have gone directly into making loans. Over those 10+ years, P2P has a 99.44% repayment rate which means the first donation made in 2008, will still be making news loans in the year 2100! Since I work from home and have a flexible schedule, I am also the 'primary care' person for my daughter. I get to do a lot of volunteering at school. I run the Garden Program at her elementary school which helps to provide garden classes to the students (I still do even though she's moved on to 6th grade). I coach the 3rd-5th grade girls running team (in May 2019, my three top runners took 1, 2, 3 in the Schoolhouse Rock 5K). And, I coach my daughter's volleyball team! I also try to play ice hockey 4xweek if my body can take it although the injuries lately have been problematic.

Other Interests:

I am also very interested in physics. If you want to read a book that will totally change your view of our universe and give a good explanation why we live in a steady-state universe, check out Hidden in Plain Sight 2: The Equation of the Universe. If you are a Kindle user, it's just 99 cents.

I like tattoos. I now have 11 tattoos all below my knees and a sleeve. In all, I have 43 flowers tattooed on my body (love gardening). You can see my tattoo gallery by clicking the linked image below.

I'm also a fan of Deth P. Sun art. I never had much of a connection to art - got a D in Art History at Dartmouth - but my sister in law, Joanne, introduced me to some local, young artists and I connected with Deth's work. I own 20+ paintings, one print, and two tattoos of his work. Click on the image below to see the paintings we own.

I learned how to count cards at Blackjack in 1990. I kept stats in a spreadsheet for over 10 years and in all that time, I ended up winning about $1 an hour total... but I didn't lose. Want to read a great book about Blackjack - it has great stories and also teaches you how to play: The World's Greatest Blackjack Book.

I very much enjoy upbeat ambient music and used to curate a radio station on the now defunct site, mp3.com, that was #1 in the electronic/ambient category. I'm trying to recreate it on YouTube. You can listen to it here: Click Here.

I have fun flying a drone. You can see some of my videos here: Click Here.

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Scott's Favorite Links


The Saab Network (I'm the creator/webmaster)


I founded this non-profit in 2008


I founded this non-profit in 2020


Scott's Gardening Page

My Collection of Deth P. Sun Paintings

Check it out - My server is 100% Solar Powered!

View Scott Paterson's profile on LinkedIn


Scott's Total Time Spent on the Internet To Date...


I set the Boston Franklin Park course record in 1985 pretty much running it by myself most of the way. I was also a New York State Cross Country champion in High School. I was recruited to run Division 1 at Dartmouth College by Vin Lanana who was the 2016 Head Coach for the US Olympic Track & Field team. By my first year in college, I had run a 4:14 mile and 52:15 for 10 miles, then I got too injured to run anymore so I went back to playing ice hockey. I now coach girls youth running as part of the Run Club Menlo Park non-profit that I founded. We are an official USA Track & Field Youth Running Club.