Stephen began music training at age 13 in Seattle Washington. He now resides and works from his studio in Las Vegas Nevada. He was trained by the legendary Billy Stull at the School Of Mastering on South Padre Island and is certified on the "Masterpiece" (Billy Stull/Rupert Neve) analog mastering system. Stephen works as a composer, audio mastering engineer and production software instructor. Stephen is the mastering engineer on; "Curl Up and Die" and "Hallowed Ground" the 2 latest albums released by the artist In Dark Solitude.