Born in Gary, Indiana, Cabot didn't remain a Hoosier for long. His father being a Navy pilot required the family to move where and when Uncle Sam needed him. Cabot's first taste of the Sunshine State was in 1958, attending elementary school in Miami. Upon graduation from high school in 1965, he opted to serve in the Air Force for almost 4 years. With the aid of the GI bill and part time jobs, Cabot put himself through college and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida State University (FSU) in 1973. Not stopping there, he pursued and completed a Masters Degree in Social Work from FSU in 1976. To no ones surprise, he remains an avid Seminole fan.
In 1975, Cabot married Judi, and in the 1980's increased their family size to four, with the births of Joshua and Ryan. Their sons followed the example of father and grandfather alike, enlisting in the military service. Both Joshua and Ryan have served Tours of Duty in Iraq.
Cabot's entire professional career has been associated with helping people with developmental disabilities. For over 25 years he was employed with the Key Training Center, retiring in July, 2008. His concept of retirement is far from the definition as he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Isaiah Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides respite care to families of developmentally delayed children and adults. He is actively involved in Church and continues to work with the State of Florida's Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
In his spare time, Cabot enjoys working out at the gym and keeping up with sports and politics on all levels. Cabot was elected as City Councilman in November 2008.