Stephen has earned multiple Master’s degrees – in Theater, Rehabilitation Counseling and Curriculum Instruction and Design making him unique in various fields. Stephen served as the Artistic Director for Fourth Wall Productions, Program Director for Thresholds Young Adult program and is currently the Transition Counselor with NSSED. He received a Best Practice Award for the Starfish Theater Project from the NSSED Association of Parents and Staff and the Diane Farrell Award for Exemplary Staff at Thresholds. His teaching experience includes the Chicago Park District, Kennedy King College and Wilbur Wright College. Stephen started volunteering with Tellin’ Tales in 1999, building set pieces for Six Stories Up on the Rooftop. In 2006 he did his debut performance and served as a mentor in Six Stories Up in the Ozone and has done eight subsequent Six Stories Up productions. Stephen recently volunteered to serve as the Tellin’ Tales Program Director and looks forward to helping the organization expand its outreach and fulfill its mission.