January 25. 2018 1:39PM

Scott Crowder • 32 • Meredith

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Enjoy the process. Early on when I was first starting my businesses, I had the mindset that so many people have, I was working hard but had intangible milestones and accomplishments off in the distance that I was striving for. I thought once these were reached I would be happy and fulfilled, but in doing so I wasn’t truly present in the process. Receiving the advice to “enjoy the process” allowed me to change my mentality and learn to appreciate the journey while working towards these goals.

Why did you choose your profession?

I was fortunate to grow up in a sports family and spend my summers on Lake Winnipesaukee. I received a great education from the Sport Management Department at UMASS-Amherst and was able to combine this education with my passions to launch two businesses upon graduation. These businesses have allowed me the opportunity to work for myself, something that has always been appealing to me.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

My motivation is to hopefully make our community a better place. The things I do and the ways I choose to give back are in areas I think the community needs to evolve in or improve on. So for me, if there is something I would like to see happen in or be offered by my community, I try to see if there are ways for me to spearhead or support it.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

New Hampshire is making strides in the right direction in a number of ways in this department, however from my standpoint it already checked a lot of boxes for young professionals. There are amazing opportunities across the state which make it appealing as long as individuals are willing to pursue them. It sure isn’t Boston, but to me, that is a good thing.

What was your last major achievement?

Stay, Work, Play 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Volunteer activities: Restore Sports Inc.