Sean Scott wears many hats as the director and head coach of the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club.
The 42-year-old construction superintendent witnessed a club of 12 recreational dragon boaters grow to over 70 members since 2008. The participants range from 11-year-olds to members older than 80, and the BDBC also includes a breast cancer survivor team and a corporate team-building program.
Scott, who was born in Oregon and now lives in Woodberry, said that Baltimore drew him to dragon boats through the yearly Catholic Charities dragon boat festival. "I found it to be exciting, great exercise and a great way to meet other employees in a large place of business," said Scott. On Saturday, Scott will be rowing in the harbor as the BDBC hosts its fifth annual Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. He talked to us about the dangers of staying off Facebook, his key to team building and more.
Worst pet peeve? People who litter.
Last concert/gig you went to? Clutch at Rams Head Live.
Your worst habit? I do not log on to Facebook anymore, so people think it's rude when I don't answer their posts.
Trend that has exceeded its natural lifespan? Baggy pants with the underwear showing.
TV show(s) you can't get enough of? "Cops" — best sitcom on TV.
Favorite part of the BDBC? This club is my East Coast family, and every year my family grows larger in numbers. What a great bunch of people.
Last great meal you had? Saturday night at my house: grilled chicken, baked beans, grilled asparagus, grilled corn on the cob and a few great people from my hood.
Favorite place to get a drink in Baltimore? Frazier's on the Avenue.
Best advice on building teamwork? Honesty and understanding. What I have found works best for team work is that an understanding must exist as to who makes your team, and in order to accomplish that understanding, everyone must be honest about their intentions, expectations and the level of effort at which they will perform.
Best advice you ever got? A wise old man told me long ago, "If you cannot find what you are looking for, look behind you."
Favorite thing about Baltimore? The food, man!! Birroteca, the Helmand, Dukem, Kumari, Arcos, etc. The list is endless.
AS TOLD TO DUSTIN LEVY