R Scott Vedder, CFP®
Wealth Management Advisor

The Vedder Group


Scott was born in Princeton, New Jersey, while nearly making his arrival in the back of the family volkswagon. Many commented on his head full of dark hair, which was an ironic foreshadowing of future years. At the age of five, Scott tagged along with his parents and older brother, Todd, to make the road trip south to Venice, Florida where he spent the rest of his childhood and teen years. As avid Tampa Bay Bucs fans, Scott and his dad went to nearly all of the Bucs home games and have been season ticket holders since Scott was 9. The cherished father/son tradition continues even to this day. Scott was already exhibiting an entrepreneurial spirit, when, as a teen, Scott and his best friend started their own DJ business, dubbed The Total Package. This lucrative venture was quite well known at school dances and birthday parties during his Venice High School years. After graduation, Scott packed his bags and headed north to Tallahassee. Coming from a long line of newspaper publishers, Scott had a keen interest in journalism and majored in Broadcast Journalism at Florda State University. When his hairline starting receding as much as his interest in journalism, Scott questioned his future in front of the camera. But after a serendipitous introduction to the entrepreneurial opportunity with Northwestern Mutual, Scott was inspired and opened his practice just two weeks after graduation.

Though both were FSU students at the same time, Scott didn't meet his future bride, Nicole, till years later at a luau in 2002, They tied the knot in 2007 in a touching ceremony officiated by Nicole's uncle, Msgr. Joseph Riccardo. Scott and Nicole love ALL things Florida State Seminoles. They enjoy travelling together with their friends attending FSU away games and snow skiing. In 2010 and 2011, their family grew in size when they were blessed with their two boys, "Irish Twins", 14 months apart. Vito age 6 and Will age 5 are loads of fun and inseparable best buds. They've also inherited a love of skiing and now join mom and dad on the slopes.  Other major travel adventures include building sand castles at the beach and hanging out with Mickey Mouse and the gang. The Vedders have become proficient in all things Disney and can recite words to any Disney song on command.


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