In 1991, Scott, who had begin designing hats as a child, requested the guidance of Mrs. Stuckman to make hats, after attending one of her hat shows. She very patiently showed him the basics of hatmaking in her home. It was then in 1993, Scott decided to start a company, asking his mentor, Mrs. Stuckman, to join him as a partner. She agreed. The two would design and make hats for approximately 2 years. Mrs. Stuckman because of time constraints could no longer continue as a partner, but agreed to continue to be a mentor to Scott, which she is to this day. Leaving Scott with the charge,"...take it as far as you can go!"