Stephen is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador and currently resides near Vancouver, British Columbia. At a young age he began piano lessons and later played trumpet in a community band that played community festivals and centers around Newfoundland. He is currently an amateur violin player.
Stephen has been an avid woodworker since childhood and most active since 2001. He made his first instrument in 2007, a process that took a year and was done under the tutelage of a violin and viola maker who had studied at Merton College in London, UK . He has since begun working with local violin makers to improve his works.