Stephen is a 1999 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelors of Music Performance and Education. After graduation, he moved to WA and began teaching instrumental music at Nooksack Valley MS/HS in Everson, WA. After teaching at Nooksack Valley MS/HS for four years he moved with his wife to NH and taught instrumental music at Newfound Memorial Middle School in Bristol, NH for two years. Currently he teaches instrumental music at Chelan MS/HS in Chelan, WA. Although music is his first passion, Stephen enjoys snowmobiling, waterskiing, hiking, and camping with his wife and two children in their spare time.