Stephen grew up in Boston playing and following the major sports. His interest in trees began at a young age, but his love of the outdoors did not blossom until high school. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a BS from the school of natural resources he headed west in search of bigger mountains and more snow. This search lead him to his wife Anne whom he has lived with for several years in Silverton Colorado. Stephen’s experience includes wildland firefighting, watershed restoration, and forest management. In his spare time, Stephen can be found backcountry skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, basically doing just about anything active outside!