Scott Reilly moved to Marin in 1996 and worked as a private estate gardener for 11 years, landscape business owner for 16 years, and presently owns Glaze & Confused, a pottery studio in San Rafael. The following is an interview with him:
What do you do? Keeping busy! I work at G-Landscape Division in San Rafael, where I manage our landscape design and maintenance crews. I also own a small ceramics business in downtown San Rafael where we teach beginners how to make pottery, host birthday parties, that sort of thing.
Where do you live? Petaluma.
How long have you lived in Marin? 23 years and counting!
Where can we find you when you’re not at work?
I am always working! Otherwise, spending time with my family. I started late in life to raise two teenagers, a daughter and son; loving that. Walking my English bulldog Eathen (my kids came up with the name). I sometimes relax at a friend’s new wine and beer bar in Larkspur called Internos.
If you had to convince someone how awesome Marin was, where would you take them?
I think the best way to see Marin is on a bicycle, riding the trails in Sausalito or China Camp. It shouldn’t take much more convincing than that.
What’s the one thing Marin is missing?
A great small music venue. Actually, I’m bringing in a musician from New York, Sean Rowe (who played on the soundtrack for the movie The Accountant), to Internos, a new wine bar, later this month.
What’s one bit of advice you’d share with your fellow Marinites? The weather out here is remarkable. We sometimes complain, but it is nothing like the East Coast. We are on the best coast.
If you could invite anyone to a special dinner, whom would they be?
The great Leonard Cohen, the wonderful artist and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy and the famous landscape architect Russell Page.
What is some advice you wish you knew 20 years ago?
It’s ok to be quiet, shy and different.
What is something that 20 years from now will seem cringeworthy? The automation of technology allows us to do less in return for more and therefore not experience hardship.
Big question. What is one thing you’d do to change the world?
Have safer roadways for bicycles so you don’t have to worry about getting run over by a vehicle.
Keep up with Reilly at @glazeandconfused on Instagram.
Nish Nadaraja was on the founding team at Yelp, serves on the San Anselmo Arts Commission and attempts to play pickleball at Fairfax’s Cañon Club.