Scott Axworthy - Founder
Scott Axworthy has 22 years of experience in information technology, information systems, operations, software development, and project management. Prior to founding ImmersionArts, he served as V.P. of Engineering and Operations and V.P of Information Technology and Operations at VoteHere, Inc., a supplier of voting technology and hosted voting solutions. His roles included information technology, hosting, deployment, and fulfillment of the VoteHere Election System as an ASP and OEM solution, as well as management of the development process, professional services, and business process development. Prior to VoteHere, he held the position of Information Technology Director at Cascade Design Automation/Duet Technologies as well as software engineering positions at Seattle Silicon and Boeing Aerospace. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Physical Science from Washington State University.
The fulfillment of complex hosted elections, which demand on-time delivery, perfect quality, and no downtime, has instilled in Mr. Axworthy a team oriented, disciplined, and process driven approach to execution, with the goal of always creating reference customers.
More importantly, as a young child, Mr. Axworthy was used as a guinea pig for his older brother's haunted houses. That and growing up in a North Seattle neighborhood that held Halloween sacred, he was imbued with a passion for all-things-Halloween. While in college he also studied technical theater, built and operated lighting and special effects for performing groups and bands, as well as doing audio reinforcement. In 1984 he developed what may be the first computer based pyrotechnic controller. In home haunting circles he is noted as the developer (of one of his brother's ideas) of what came to be known as the Axworthy Flying Ghost. He has been developing and refining Halloween concepts for over 20 years and first dreamed the roots of the H-Project concept in 1996.
Mr. Axworthy is also serving on an advisory board for the Woodland Park Zoo for the Zoomazium project,
a new family and children's venue set to open in 2006.