Scott Grove has made a lifelong career of discovering and sharing the stories of individuals, cultural organizations, historical events and eras with the public. His immediate post-college employment as a local reporter introduced him to a wide spectrum of people who included small town officials, members of Congress, national celebrities, and everyday people whose stories when retold had to capture their personalities and the drama of the event at hand.
A writer and the author of hundreds of printed works, Scott is able to develop an approach to storytelling that engages readers, offering context and human perspective. A reporter at heart, he is the author of “Talking History,” a popular monthly Q&A column he developed for Frederick Magazine in 2014 that explores local history through the eyes of scholars–or those who lived it.
He is also highly knowledgeable of destination marketing. He has a 35-year relationship with the Tourism Council of Frederick County as a member, former board member, and provider of marketing services, and for more than a decade was the advertising agency of record for the Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau.
Scott now employs his listening, facilitating, and story-telling skills as an interpretive planner and exhibit copywriter. In 2017, he and Ruth Bielobocky prepared the Interpretive Plan for Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park, then, one of America’s newest national parks. Other such planning project work has included the recently opened Queen Anne’s County Heritage and Visitor Center, and the upcoming Edythe M. Jolley Museum and Cultural Center in Cambridge, MD. Scott has also been involved in similar facilitation and planning work for the recently-renovated H.L. Mencken House, Town of New Market, MD, and Town of Emmitsburg, MD.
Scott teams up with allied professionals who can transform interpretive concepts into finished exhibits. He and Ruth Bielobocky have worked together for the past 20 years, achieving wonderful results for clients.
Art Director, Graphic Designer
Since 2000, Ruth has worked with the National Park Service, local and state tourism offices, and heritage areas. She has traveled across the United States helping parks and other visitor destinations to develop branding, marketing materials, and interpretive media. Her work for cultural, historic, and recreational sites has focused on attracting visitors and enhancing their experiences. She is the recipient of national and international awards from The National Association of Interpretation, Graphics, Print, Graphic Design USA, Summit International Marketing Awards, and the American Advertising Federation.