Stephen’s journey began as a junior in undergrad while taking and doing mental health rotations at Malone university. Working along side social workers and different personal and social developmental institutions was eye opening for Stephen in college and sparked a passion for serving people and development at the grassroots level. In 2014, Canton, Oh was ranked #2 as one of the most dangerous small cities in America,which enforced Stephens passion to be a person who lives by Gandhi’s motto; “ Be the change you want to see in the world” by trying to engage more in holistic development of the canton community through helping to start two organizations Ekballo on Malone University and Rising Hope Canton to serve the greater Canton urban community.
This same attitude has driven Stephen to join finmango in hopes that he can do the same at an international level and help by bringing experience in international community assessments and operations.
Stephen currently lives overseas serving in Asia and Africa and has a great passion for the rich cultures found in these regions.