Stephen's specialties are writing feature stories about local businesses and community arts and cultural events.
Stephen enjoys teaching, playing the guitar, writing, reading, politics, poetry, film, baking bread, and a good game on TV.
Stephen graduated from Teikyo Post University with a Bachelor's of Arts in English.
Stephen graduated from S.C.S.U. with his Master's degree. His area of concentration is American Literature. He studied the great American writers and poets such as Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, etc....
Stephen wrote several stories for the community arts and culture scene in Connecticut for the "New Milford Times," where he began his journalism career. Stephen has covered concerts, musicals, symphonies, interviewed conductors, and musicians. Stephen has a very creative way of connecting the reader to the art and history behind the music for each production he writes about and really understands how to capture the musician's perspective and make it visible to his readers.
Stephen has written many pieces on the entertainment world during his career as a journalist. He has written about theatrical performances, symphonies, art shows, parades, authors and books, film festivals and concerts. Stephen can capture the purpose of each work and communicate its importance to his readers. Stephen is very creative and knows how to place his reader into the event so that they can understand the art and its place in our life.
Stephen has worked in the Education system as a High School Language Arts teacher for five years in Manatee County Florida. Having worked within the system he has a good sense of what goes on in the classroom, and understands issues high school students deal with. Also, Stephen has dealt with school curriculum, faculty issues, school policies and politics, and parental concerns among other issues.
Stephen has written many articles for the New Milford Times, the New Britain Herald and the Bradenton Herald, among other magazines and newsletters throughout his career as a journalist. His expertise lies is artistic and historical articles that convey art's purpose to society in a meaningful way. Stephen uses his advanced degree English to generate rich stories that are meaningful and easily relatable.