Scott Anthony Shell was born in Omaha Nebraska USA but grew up near Chicago IL. He earned a degree in music composition at DePaul University while studying voice and singing in choirs. Instead of pursuing academic degrees, he immersed himself in the Chicago indie rock scene and created a record label and rock band (singer / songwriter / guitarist) called Cats & Jammers that released several recordings and toured all over the USA. S.A. is fluent in Spanish and has spent quite a bit of time in South America. Currently he resides in in Patagonia AZ.