Scott Kou-un Kiel is head priest of Daikozen-Ji, the urban training center and headquarters for Chosei Zen. He began formal Zen training in 2006, received inka from Greene Roshi in 2018, and was ordained in 2019. He teaches Kendo, Hojo, and ceramics. He has been assisting Whitelaw Roshi with Zen Leadership programs since their inception. He serves on the Board of Directors for Chosei Zen Dojo of Wisconsin.
Kiel Roshi is a master electrician and owns and operates an electrical contracting business based in Madison, Wisconsin.