Stephen was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, but has lived in Denver since the age of three. Growing up in an active family he spent every weekend outside in the mountains, however it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he was introduced to rock climbing. Stephen’s fascination with the sport quickly turned into an obsession as he found that climbing linked his love for nature and the outdoors with the ability to push himself physically. He began working as a route setter and coach, spending every free moment engaged in the sport. Stephen quickly became interested in pushing himself as far as he could go in climbing, choosing to focus on bouldering and sport climbing. Having recently completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at CU Denver, Stephen is now applying to graduate school.
Number one song played on your ipod? I listen to a ton of music so this changes regularly but “Home is Where the Heart Is” by Bliss n Eso has been on heavy repeat lately.
What’s in your fridge right now? Eggs. Other stuff too, but like 3 dozen eggs..
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an astronaut for years.