Since 1995, Scott Sabin has served as the Executive Director of Plant With Purpose, an international Christian organization that empowers the poor in rural areas around the world where poverty is caused by deforestation. During that time the organization has grown from a single program in one country to include a staff of hundreds of foresters, agronomists, pastors and facilitators in eight countries, who have empowered farmers in hundreds of communities to plant over 30 million trees and dramatically reduce poverty in their communities.
Through journal articles, public speaking and through his book, Tending to Eden, Scott has become an advocate for reforestation as a key component of sustainable community development around the world. Prior to working for Plant With Purpose, he served for seven years in the Navy. He holds a BS in Political Science from Oregon State University and an MA in International Relations from the University of San Diego. He and his wife Nancy, a nurse practitioner, live in San Diego and have two children, Amanda and Danny.