Stephen is a lifelong Guilford native and graduated from Guilford High School. After attending Bryant College, he was hired as a police officer in Guilford. During his eight years with a badge, he proposed and successfully instituted a Police Patrol Dog program and was K-9 Lancer’s handler as well as being recognized and awarded for numerous life-saving efforts. Additionally, he was an emergency medical technician for twenty-two years.
Stephen built and remodeled residential and commercial properties on the Shoreline. His accomplishments in this industry include two terms as President of the Home Builders Association of New Haven County where he received an award as Builder of the Year. Additionally, he was on the Board of Directors for the State of Connecticut Home Builders Association and was awarded Remodeler of The Year. He taught Field Superintendent courses for the National Association of Home Builders. One custom home was featured in a Women’s Day Kitchen and Bath special.
Stephen has always strongly believed in community reinvestment serving six years on the Guilford Standing Building Committee and eight years on the Board of Finance. Continuing to reside in Guilford, he is very proud of his daughters Kerry and Megan, and grand children Ava and Connor. He enjoys live music of almost any kind.
He successfully rebuilt the $1.3M Guilford VFW Hall, at no cost to the Veterans. The building was completed in October 2018!
Stephen also belongs to a Shoreline group of volunteers known as The Pizza People. Every month they bring seasonal clothing, personal hygiene products, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, cookies, and you guessed it, pizza to the homeless and needy in New Haven. Between 300- 400 needy souls turn out each month. Unfortunately this has been sidelined by the pandemic.
Stephen was the captain of the Traffic and Safety Volunteers for Closer to Free bike ride to benefit Smillow Cancer Hospital of Yale New Haven for 10 years.
Recipient of the New Haven- Middlesex Association of Realtors® (NHMR) 2017 Community Service Award and cofounder of Wreaths Across Guilford, placing wreaths on all Veterans graves in Guilford each December.