From an early age, Steven displayed a passion for design. Living down the nickname ‘Martha Stewart’ by his older brothers wasn’t easy, but Steven honed his talent as he picked up every conceivable type of construction project, tool or design software program he could find. From those early beginnings, Steven pursued interior design, earning a degree from Clover Park Technical College. While a student, Steven began picking up on-call jobs with Vangard, and was introduced to the event world. That intersection of design/build changed Steven’s view and he began a deep dive into the industry. Picking up skills in VectorWorks, Sketchup and CNC machining, Steven began designing, building and leading teams of artists and crafts people, successfully creating some of the biggest, most elaborate events in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, Steven has become an incredible production manager, producer and leader. Taking the title of Creative Director in Spring of 2018, Steven now leads Vangard Events with his creative, expansive, technical and varied talents.
And when he isn’t in the office, you will find him… outside. Still playing, in the woods hiking, or maybe in the shop, always inspired and creating.