Except for 18 misguided months in Warren, Stephen is a lifelong resident of South County. He grew up in Charlestown, graduating from Chariho High School in 2002 and the University of Rhode Island in 2007.
Despite looking about 16 years old if clean shaved, he spent two years at the Newport Daily News as their weekend intern, followed by news and sports positions at East Bay Newspapers and The Westerly Sun for another three years. At various points, he has also served as a regular beat reporter for the URI men's basketball team, a video game reviewer, and an entertainment editor and reporter.
Stephen served as Narragansett Patch editor from August 2010 to March 2012, and then Narragansett-South Kingstown Patch from March 2012 to May 2013. He currently lives in Narragansett with his cat.