Scott Pilara, Founder

Scott Pilara, Founder

Scott graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1999, double majoring in Accounting and Finance.  He began his professional career in San Francisco as a Research Associate for a large investment banking firm.  He later went on to enter the world of both residential and commercial real estate, however, quickly became disenfranchised with the notion that life and happiness revolved solely around the acquisition of the material, and began to live his life consciously in search of truth and purpose. 

Scott began his career in the healing field, utilizing his inherent intuitive gifts as a life coach and sober companion while working at a luxury residential treatment facility in Malibu, California.  From there he went on to design, and co-create a concierge detoxification program in Santa Monica, California.  Later he became the director of a sub-acute residential detoxification facility, as well as an owner/operator of a sober living facility in Malibu, California.  In 2008, he founded The Power of Choice™, a concierge substance abuse treatment program.  In 2015, out of Scott's recognition that a great deal of today's population wants and needs an avenue to heal, and to learn how to reconnect with the Self, The Power of Choice™ evolved into what is the world's premier concierge holistic retreat provider.