About Scott Yates

I was born and raised on a farm in New Zealand. I have 3 brothers who all own and run their own businesses in the U.S. and New Zealand. I was 12 years old when I started woodworking in school and when I was 17 years old I had my first job working in Auckland for Alloy Yachts, New Zealand’s biggest super yacht manufacturer. I worked here for 4 years as a furniture maker apprentice. In 2003 I moved to the United States to help my brother with his construction company (Kiwi Construction which is now Elite Construction). In 2005 I started my own custom cabinet business in Scotts Valley. I currently live in Felton and love spending time with my family, going to the beach, bike riding, cooking, hiking, swimming, traveling, camping, and hanging with friends.