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Meet Scott B. Dickie: OCHS Visitor Services Director

Posted by Scott B. Dickie on Jun 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Scott B. Dickie has recently joined the Osceola County Historical Society as the Visitor Services Director were he will manage the volunteer program, facility rentals, front line staff and much much more. Scott was born and grew up in the quaint village of Crosshouse in the west coast of Scotland just a couple of miles from the grand metropolis of Kilmarnock, which, among other things, is internationally famous for being the original home of Johnnie Walker whiskey. 

Growing up, Scott was destined to follow his fathers’ footsteps and become a police officer.

 PHOTO_1  PHOTO_2However, after graduating high school in 1995 he decided to follow his passion for backstage theatre and with this, he began a 4 year journey learning his stage craft at various theatres and entertainment venues around Scotland.  This real world education paid off. At 21yrs Scott landed a position of Production Stage Manager with Princess Cruise Lines.  In his first 6 month contract Scott travelled around the globe in the iconic ‘Love Boat’ ships of Pacific and Island Princess. Scott was hooked with global travel from then on and thoroughly enjoyed working for such a great company as, at the time, P&O Princess.  He continued working at sea for a 7 years eventually being promoted to Sr. Production Stage Manager on their Grand Class vessels, and was put on secondment for 18 months to assist with the building and commissioning of the entertainment spaces on new vessels joining the fleet.  Scott has spent so much time on exotic cruising locations that he has pretty much been to most countries that are accessible from the ocean.  His favorite areas to cruise in were Australia, New Zealand and the Greek Isles.

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It was through his time at sea, that Scott met his wife Jami, who is a Florida native from Lakeland and shortly after, Scott immigrated to the USA to settle in central Florida. PHOTO_5

Once settled, he became the Operations Manager of an aviation attraction called Fantasy of Flight in Auburndale.  Scott worked there for 9 years before the operation was sadly closed down in 2014 for a re-development of concept.

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During this time, Scott also dabbled in theatre again, becoming the Operations Manager of the Historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland for a couple of years.

 

Scott now lives in Auburndale, FL with his wife and 3 year old son.  He still loves to cruise and travel when he can and can’t wait for the day he can show his son all the wonderful countries and cultures that he has experienced on this great planet. PHOTO_7

 

 

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