Employee Profile: Scott W., Lead Pilot
Title: Lead Pilot
Hire Date: May 30, 2014
How would you describe what you do to someone who knows nothing about Clif Bar or your role?
I have the best job in the world! I’m a pilot for Clif Bar. That’s right — I fly the two Clif Bar airplanes, which means I get to fly the amazing employees of Clif Bar to places near and far — and I get paid to do it!
What do you love most about working at Clif Bar?
There’s so much to love about Clif Bar — everything from the inspiring employees, to the fun workplace, to the generous owners Gary and Kit, to the bounty of dogs wandering around the building on any given day. What’s not to love?
What are your interests and passions outside of work?
When I’m not working, you can usually find me on my bicycle cruising the American River Trail in Sacramento. I also enjoy spending time with my family: my wife, my two teenage children & my Cocker Spaniel. I love the outdoors, so camping, hiking, and golfing are also passions of mine. I’m also pretty darn good at wood working — creating everything from furniture, cutting boards, bowls, etc.
What is one of your most memorable food experiences?
My food highlight so far was an incredible 6-course lunch in Tremolat, France with family and friends. The food was beautifully presented, tasted sublime, and the setting in an old house with beautiful scenic views surrounding us was absolutely magical.
What has been or will be your greatest adventure?
I’m hoping to one day head to Scotland and England to play the region’s iconic golf courses. There are 14 courses that have hosted the Open Championship, but I’d settle for playing three or four. Anyone want to join me? I have the keys to the jet!