Scott Metzger, 44, died due to an accident incurred while piloting his plane Monday, June 24, 2013, in San Luis Obispo. Scott was born in Boston, Mass., and graduated from Acton-Boxborough High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Alameda, Calif. He served several tours on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vincent. Scott decided to make the west coast his home and attended Cuesta College and Cal Poly and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. While at Cal Poly, Scott met the love of his life, Jenni. They made their home in San Luis Obispo and welcomed sons Noah and Will into their lives. Scott's special interest was developing software. He developed video games for the gaming company Alexandria, and then moved into developing 3-D medical imaging for Zmode. He facilitated the development of Cal Poly's Faculty Multimedia Lab. He worked for Baxter Medical, and furthered the development of 3-D models. From there, he began to integrate new technology into existing infrastructure, and oversaw projects that designed the architecture for new software projects. He was the CTO of True Credit Interactive, and after that began working with more companies based in Silicon Valley. Most recently, he was the COO and CTO for San Jose-based Rivermeadow Software. Scott was highly respected and admired as a creative thinker. For any project he developed, there were 10 more in the works. He was highly respected and admired as a visionary and creative thinker. His unassuming demeanor belied his wide ranging interests and expertise. His professional interests took him all over the world, and he was always seeking to expand definitions of what was possible. Scott was equally as enthusiastic in his recreational pursuits, and loved all adventures related to the wind and water. He was an aviation enthusiast, avid kite surfer and snowboarder. Every day on the water was a good day. He was an amazing father and enjoyed many adventures with his family. Favorite spots included Hawaii, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Big Sur camping trips. He will be missed every day, and his memory will continue to inspire his loved ones to live life fully and delight in a sense of adventure. Scott is survived by his wife, Jenni; sons Noah (15) and Will (12); as well as his parents, Bruce and Sue Metzger; sister, Stacey King; and many other extended family members, as well as numerous friends both near and far.
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on July 14, 2013