Staff

Scott Graves, Executive Director

Scott Graves first conceived of a high-tech business incubator for Gardner in 2009 when he connected to Jim Cossler and the Youngstown Business Incubator of Youngstown, OH. Now a decade later and with much time, talent and treasure from board members, citizens, state and local elected officials the team is positioned to play an essential role in the development of new industries for the Wachusett region. 
 
Scott is Founder and CEO of Smash Music Enterprises, the culmination of 25 years as a professional in the music and entertainment industry. He has also worked as a Jazz educator and performing artist in his own right.  His work as an artist has directly contributed to his skills in strategic planning and business development.
 
Scott has successfully assisted organizations to achieve their goals representing financial services, arts and culture, health and human services, retail and education. He is a former executive director, music educator and performing artist, recognized as a leader in business and creative expression.
 
Scott is past president, Board of Directors of GVNA HealthCare, a dedicated Rotarian at the local and district level. He is currently assisting the Chair City Legacy Makerspace in their effort to offer a meaningful space to carry on the craftsmanship traditions of this, the Chair City while addressing some of the region’s social and economic justice issues.
 
Scott resides in Gardner with his wife Christine, daughters Abigail and Marcella. They happily while away the hours growing their own food, traveling by bicycle and generally laughing, playing and reading together.   Email or call him at 978.410.9250 to set up an appointment to meet with him or to discuss your interest in the Incubator.