Growing up in country Victoria, Stephen found his feet at a young age, moving to the remote outback as a Chef. Stephen has continued to broaden his reach, later taking his skills to Europe to continue crafting his Chef career.
Straying from his path of good food, Stephen worked hard to be elected to the Ballarat City Council before again travelling overseas to become a realtor in the Emirates region. He managed a real estate business in Dubai until 2005 when Stephen and his wife Judith relocated back to Australia to continue as a buyers advocate for international parties.
Realising their heart’s belonged in the sea side town of Lorne, both Stephen and Judith relocated to the Surf Coast in 2009 and haven’t looked back.
The seaside life style and the wonderful community spirit that Lorne offers drew Stephen in, where he is a member of the Lions Club of Lorne, the Lorne bowls Club, the Lorne Historical club and the Lorne Mens Shed. Stephen is so grateful to be able to give back to his local community in a small way.
During this time Stephen felt he could offer more to people in a natural way and fell into the role as a celebrant, a role he feel very comfortable doing from minute one. Stephen is now a Registered Commonwealth Civil Marriage Celebrant. Stephen has performed many weddings throughout Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat and of course his home town of Lorne and along the Surf Coast.
He is passionate, considerate caring and empathetic, with a natural, gentle and genuine nature – able to add a sense of occasion towards everything. Stephen has been public speaking for over 25 years and has an excellent demeanour and a style that adds dignity to any occasion. He will deliver a wedding ceremony or funeral ceremony that captures the memories and the moments, as they have been lived.
Stephen’s specialist celebrancy area is the Surf Coast, Ballarat, Geelong, Bellarine and Lorne as well as Melbourne.