Stephen is very much a visionary.  He is always full of creative ideas and of ways of accomplishing things.  He loves doing what he can to make a difference.

Suzanne McAuley, Norman (Oklahoma) Convention and Visitors Bureau Board  Chair

I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Stephen for several years in organizing the very successful World Championship Qualifying Prairie Punisher Duathlon hosted in Gardner, Kansas.  Additionally I have observed  Stephen as he has organized and directed the Olathe Marathon for several years.  Stephen’s organizational and leadership skills have been instrumental to the success of each of these events.  Additionally he has great public relations skills and provides a personal touch that ensures a positive experience for the participants, sponsors, community, businesses and spectators.

Jeff Stewart, Director, Gardner (Kansas) Parks and Recreation

Stephen was a very effective board member and President of TIAK. He was open to new ideas, yet it was his ability to analyze and evaluate (play devil’s advocate) which provided the strength and paved the way for new ideas to solidify. Stephen would see a flicker of hope and then he’d help turn it into a reality. He saw the strengths within his fellow members and then he encouraged and supported them. Brainstorming, analyzing, encouraging … great assets to any team … Stephen brings these to his teams.

Mary Arlington, Kansas ARVC