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Scott K Fish is a Public Relations and Communications expert across all media, with a 25-plus year track record in high profile positions.
Mr. Fish is former Managing Editor of Modern Drummer magazine (1980-1983). Fish started writing for MD in 1977. As MD‘s managing editor, he was liaison among the magazine and its freelance writers and photographers. He was also a major content contributor to MD. When Fish left MD in 1983 he had written almost 50-percent of the magazine’s feature stories.
Fish continues a passion for drums and drumming which began at age six listening to a recording of China Boy by Gene Krupa.
Fish’s feature interviews with MD included Max Roach, Mel Lewis, Neil Peart, Charlie Watts, Bill Bruford, Gary Chester, Joe Morello, Freddie Gruber, Roy Haynes, Paul T. Riddle, Butch Trucks & Jaimo, Shiela E, Paul Motian, Jim Keltner, Alan Dawson, Dave Weckl, Max Weinberg, Teri Lyn Carrington and Ed Blackwell. He also wrote a five-part MD feature series, The History of Rock Drumming.
His writings have been cited in several books including, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz; Max Weinberg’s The Big Beat, and Robin D.G. Kelley’s Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.
Scott K Fish also founded Maine’s premier current events web forum, As Maine Goes, growing its readership to over 2.5 million page views with 278,000 unique visitors annually.
He served as a communications staffer for the Maine Senate and House, including a stint as communications director for the President of the Maine Senate.
Scott K Fish recently finished two-and-a-half years as first-ever Director of Communications and Public Relations for Maine’s Department of Corrections. He is now working as Manager of Marketing and Communications for Maine Seacoast Mission. Also, Scott writes a weekly newspaper column for Maine’s Piscataquis Observer.