Stephen grew up on the lakes of the Adirondacks and upon migrating West for grad school fell in love with Lake Tahoe, bringing his family to the lake yearly over the past 30 years. His passion for Tahoe led him to the League and a desire to help ensure that his family’s experiences are preserved for all generations to come. While trained as a psychologist Stephen built his career as a retailer, founding Restoration Hardware and serving as the company’s Chairman & CEO for over 20 years, opening over 100 stores, building catalog and manufacturing divisions, and taking the company public. Seven years after the public offering Stephen resigned to take the position of CEO of Sundance for Robert Redford, growing the business and profits substantively during his 5 years at the helm. After a stint in brand consulting Stephen founded and ran Guideboat Co, with the company being acquired in 2018, 5 years post commencement. Stephen has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and with partner Anja, lives in Marin and on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Stephen joined the board in 2019.