Stephen discovered adventure racing growing up with his family's rafting company in Canada. In 1999, he became a helicopter pilot and Wilderness-EMT. He loves being lazy and comfortable, but his inner voice reminds him, "When did you anything really useful by doing what's easy?" He is relatively new to adventure racing but loves it. He said, "It's like a concentrated dose of life lessons and no matter what happens out there the answer is always the same - working together will lead to success. It's also a great excuse to eat as much junk food as I want."