Scott Brown is a Canton native, a 2003 graduate of Canton High School, and one of four children of Marty and Kim Brown, though there were many other kids around as their family was a foster family while he was growing up.

He attended Spoon River College because it kept him closer to home.  Though he loved computers from a very young age, Scott credits a dual credit class taken at SRC with helping to fuel his interest in technology and with ultimately leading to his career. TimBukTech, a technology consulting firm that Scott officially founded in 2004, when he was just 19 years old, and for which Scott serves as owner and President, is the proof of that excitement for his work.

In September 2004, Scott opened a location in Macomb.  In 2005, he opened his first storefront location in Canton.  By 2009, TimbukTech had moved to its current location on Randolph Street in Macomb, and by 2014, it had moved to a larger location on East Chestnut in Canton.  In 2016, TimbukTech expanded to Washington, its third location, and the company now has nearly 20 employees and is continuing to expand.

TimbukTech has become a leader in the business technology sector in central Illinois, specializing in network security, risk assessment and management, computer repair and installation, and other information technology service and guidance to small businesses in small towns.

Along with his technological knowledge, it was the combination of his appreciation for his hometown and his desire to help his community that led him to contact Chris Helle, Director of Fulton County ESDA.  A high-profile search for a missing person in Fulton County in August 2020 triggered Scott to ask how he could help.  Ultimately, Scott purchased and donated a drone, equipped with thermal imaging, which is used in Fulton County on a regular basis and has even been used in counties across the region in emergency situations.

In 2021, Scott was recognized for his professional efforts, the growth of TimbukTech, and his service to the community by being named the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year.  The award not only recognizes growth in the business, but integrity and ethics in business dealings and a sense of civic responsibility and leadership.