Stephen grew up in Coshocton, attended Bowling Green State University and later graduated from California State Polytechnic College. Stephen was in the army and served in Vietnam where he received the Purple Heart. Lee proposed to him in 1969, and they’ve been partners ever since.

His first real job was a farm manager and real estate agent for Dowds Agricultural Services in Urbana. Stephen has run several marathons and will go the extra mile whenever necessary.