Stephen was born and raised on the Kapiti Coast, but is passionate about Marlborough with family ties going back 6 generations.

He joined WK Advisors and Accountants in early 2017 following Home Lending and Insurance roles with New Zealand Home Loans and ANZ Bank.  Prior to that he designed an algorithm to rank the All Blacks' contenders at first five-eighths, which featured weekly on It was commended by players and coaches both in New Zealand and internationally, including by former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith and former All Black Lima Sopoaga.