Scott Sutcliffe is Director of Annual Fund and Stewardship at the Cornell Lab. He’s been a birder since the age of 6 when his grandfather introduced him to Cornell through a gift of Songbirds of North America, an early recording from the Cornell Library of Natural Sounds. Scott received a BS from Cornell in 1975 and an MS from the University of New Hampshire in 1980, both in wildlife ecology. Upon graduation, Scott taught 5th grade science for a year, then directed the N.H. Loon Preservation Committee and was co-founder and director of the North American Loon Fund. He then worked as a director of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and in 1985 joined the Cornell Lab staff. His Lab responsibilities have included everything from administration to fundraising, all driven by his passion for birds. In his capacity at the Cornell Lab, Scott has participated in many VENT trips over 20 years. Scott lives on and manages an old farm/wildlife sanctuary in Trumansburg, New York.