Born in Santa Monica, California on January 15, 1948. Habeger lived and attended high school in Northern California. He attended the University of Tulsa and graduated in 1970 as a science major.
After college he worked as a screen-printer with the Harry Hambly Studios in Santa Clara, California for many prominent clients where the finished work was distributed internationally. And continuing to work in the corporate poster graphics area till the late 1990s when he started oil painting.
He presently resides in Northeastern Oklahoma and paints under the name of Scott Rutherford.