Stephen is an owner and head coach at Wells Street CrossFit. As a youth, he spent years as a high school and collegiate volleyball player at The Ohio State University. But it wasn’t until CrossFit, that he’d found his true calling. "I got my Level 1 certification to learn more about coaching and shadowed other professionals to earn my stripes. I began coaching part-time, while attending graduate school and studying secondary education."
Stephen’s teaching background is a huge asset to his gym clients. He loves working with people and providing the best instruction possible. "I am a certified Biology and Chemistry teacher in the state of Illinois. I aim to bring my teaching experience, coaching expertise, knowledge, and passion for exercise to every member at Wells Street CrossFit."
Along with Stephen's passion for coaching comes his passion for weightlifting. Stephen is an extremely accomplished weightlifting competitor, with almost a dozen competitions already under his belt. His list of weightlifting accomplishments include: 2016 3rd Place Mid American Championships - 85kg class, 3x 1st place Illinois State Weightlifting Championships - 77kg class, and 2015 "Best Lifter" Award Illinois State Weightlifting Championships.