Stephen has been a small business owner for 30 years. He has owned and operated a Saw Doctoring business that serviced the timber industry from Wauchope to Murwillumbah, and also owned and managed Hidden Image Hairdressing in Coffs Harbour.
He moved to Coffs Harbour in 1989, where he has been involved in community organisations including Caterpillar House, the JPET Program and lay youth work with the Baptist church in the mid-1990s.
In 1996 Steve and his wife established Virtual Know How, an Australia-wide business that sells and supports the RealCare Infant Simulator to Secondary Schools, TAFE Colleges and Aboriginal Health Services.
In 2020 Steve completed a Bachelor of Business, Applied Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about small business, supporting new business owners, and encouraging the creation of imaginative and robust businesses.