A dynamic public speaker and Telly-award winning producer and director, Stephen brings to W2 Communications a wide range of experience in all facets of multimedia production, including executive video production, scriptwriting, audio engineering, production design, software development, digital media product management, as well as technology and operations executive management. His keen ability to assimilate emerging technologies enables W2 to deliver effective, relevant, and profitable solutions for our clients’ successful business initiatives. Engaged internationally as an audio engineer and event producer, his work has taken him to six continents with entertainers such as Matchbox20, Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Ted Nugent, Jars of Clay, Amy Grant, Tanya Tucker, Midnight Oil, and Julio Iglesias. He has conceived, coded, patented and brought to market a wide array of digital media, web, and multimedia solutions.
In 2018, Stephen released his first feature-length documentary, “This Business of Autism” about employment opportunities for adults with autism. This critically-acclaimed film has been selected for a number of film festivals across the country and features the legendary Dr. Temple Grandin.
In 2012, Stephen was named Loudoun County, Virginia’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Loudoun Chamber Small Business Awards. Outside of W2, Stephen is active in the Northern Virginia business community and has served the following organizations:
- Western Loudoun Lacrosse (President) (2019-2021)
- Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2012-2017)
- Loudoun Symphony, Board of Directors (2012-2013)
- Virginia Wine Council, Board of Directors (2010-2013)
- Loudoun Economic Development Commission (2009-2012)
- Loudoun Rural Economic Development Council (2011-2012
- President, Loudoun Wineries Association (2010-2014)
Stephen is also the co-founder (with wife Shannon) and internationally award-winning brewer and wine composer for Notaviva Craft Fermentations, the world’s only brewery and winery that pairs beverages with music using a field of cognitive neuroscience known as “cross-modal correspondence.” He has recently completed his first novel, “Dream. Build. Believe.” a memoir on the founding of their winery. He delights in family pursuits, enjoying any time he can find with their three young sons – from camping to music to sports to arts and crafts. Volunteering as a lacrosse, football and soccer coach, cub scout den leader, and community activist, his passion for creative media projects is surpassed only by his passion for his family and friends.
Master of Science, Digital Marketing Communications – West Virginia University
Bachelor of Music, Music Engineering Technology – University of Miami, Florida