Stephen grew up in Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to being a self-taught trumpet player, guitarist, pianist, vocalist, and composer, he is also skilled in the arts of war and military tactics. Having excelled in the RIT Recording program at Musician's Institute, Stephen was ready to work at a music studio, yet turned his eyes and ears towards post production audio recording, editing, mixing, and sound design.
Stephen joined the staff at Pacific Ocean Post (POP) in 2007 and has worked the full spectrum of ADR, commercial, video game, documentary, sound design, Foley, and mixing sessions with all of POP's creative talent, most notably Mitch Dorf and Peter Rincon. His beard joined the staff in the summer of 2010, and is consistently one of the most luxuriant in the industry.