Scott Westerfield attended Brown University, studied for a semester in Nantes, France and graduated with an A.B. in International Relations in 1979. He worked in the world of medical and tech equipment finance for 38 years and was involved in LGBTQ politics as co-chair of the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club in the 1980s and 90s. Scott founded the Brown Club of Orange County which received its charter in 2012. In 2015 Scott joined the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors, serving as co-chair of the Regional Strategy Committee overseeing Brown’s worldwide alumni club network. He termed off the board and also retired in 2019, but remains actively engaged as president of Brown Club Orange County and Treasurer of the Pelican Ridge Homeowner’s Association in Newport Coast, CA.
Ed Miskevich also attended Brown, where he was president of the Brown Gay Students Association and met Scott in 1978. For two summers, he was an intern at WNET New York with The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, which became the PBS NewsHour. While at Brown, Ed challenged a local high school to open its prom to same-sex couples. It made international news and ultimately led to a landmark case that helped solidify LGBTQ students' rights in public schools. In 1979, Ed graduated with an A.B. in Semiotics, and moved with Scott to California. He found work at KOCE-TV Orange County PBS, first as production assistant, and later as producer or executive producer in news, public affairs, and fundraising. For a decade, he was Station Manager in charge of all production, programming, news, IT, engineering and operations. During this time, KOCE expanded to become PBS SoCal, the primary PBS station for greater Los Angeles. In 2017, he retired on his 38th anniversary and remains active with former colleagues and with Brown Club Orange County.