When Stephen talks, people listen, and not just because he has a flair for accents. It’s his gift of simplifying complexities. This skill has served him well throughout his life and is now an asset to Jackson Spalding clients like Coca-Cola, Mizuno and the Atlanta Braves.
Stephen spent part of his K-12 schooling at an international school in Scandinavia. One of only four Americans in his class, he quickly realized that clear communication matters and the nuances of language don’t always translate. Fast-forward to college, where he became the youngest student ever to manage Auburn University’s student-run news station.
After graduating with a Mass Communications degree, Stephen began his career as a news producer at WHNT-TV in Huntsville. He moved into a similar role at Atlanta’s WXIA-TV before accepting a plum position with the Weather Channel.
Throughout his six-year run at the network, Stephen’s talent for clarifying the complicated was put to daily use as he translated weather terminology into clear, actionable information – a necessity during severe weather emergencies. It also came in handy as he co-crafted a media studies course at the University of Georgia.
After 12 award-winning years in the broadcast industry, with Emmys, Silver Tellys and National Headliner Awards to his credit, Stephen’s appetite for something new led him to Jackson Spalding.
While his career has always kept him busy, his heart is at home with his wife, their young daughter and a labradoodle named Stella. For Stephen, Saturdays are a time to slow down, get outside and unplug. Whether he’s fly fishing in North Georgia or pulling weeds from his vegetable garden, he’s thankful for these unassuming moments. After all, in a world of noise, Stephen knows it’s the simple things that cut through the clutter and make all the difference.