Meet the Scoot Team
September 20th, 2019
Meet some of the faces behind Scoot in San Francisco
Ever since Scoot was founded in 2012, a positive and inclusive culture was cultivated. This was formed by celebrating each other and our contributions on a weekly basis.
Our team has overcome challenges to build the world’s first shared micro-mobility company, inspired us on our mission of Electric Vehicles for Everyone, and always come through with their recommendations for the best taco shops in SF. We wanted to share with you a few of our team members’ stories so that you can understand what makes Scoot so, well, Scooty.
Florence, a Scoot Mechanic.
Tell us how you got started at Scoot.
When I finished my engineering degree in January, I was burnt out on that mode of very academic thinking and didn’t want to work in a technical field just yet. I originally started with Scoot in a short-term position assembling kick scooters, but I found out I loved working with my hands and, even more, I loved feeling ownership of vehicles I saw on the streets after I clocked out. So I went on to take a full-time position as a fleet technician.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Scoot?
As a third generation San Franciscan, it means a lot to work at a company that has integrated itself here by valuing the entire community- rider, non-rider, and employee. Scoot makes itself a part of this city on many levels. In my daily job of collecting and deploying scooters from Pacific Heights to the Bayview, I see how many different types of riders we serve by making sure we have fully-charged, safe vehicles for everyone to ride. I see how we respect our neighbors by parking scoots safely on the sidewalk so wheelchairs can pass by, and of course, I see first hand that this is a company that cares about it’s full time workers with benefits and fair work practices.
What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
I love so much about this city! I live at a transit hub with four different muni stops within a block of my house, so it’s safe to say I have spent a lot of time exploring the whole 49. I’m always excited for the rare instances when I head to pick up a scooter on a block I’ve never been to before. But most of all, I love how easy it is to get places.