Steve has been an active member of the Kendal Mountain Festival team since 2004; helping to promote the festival to new audiences he is responsible for the creative development of the festival and the brand strategy.
Growing up in the Lake District, Steve relentlessly pursued a career in adventure sports. A former professional national team skier, ski coach and an accomplished professional paraglider pilot - he lived in the Alps for over 10 years which saw him develop an anglo/french adventure sports school in the 'Hautes Alpes' which covered snowsports, paragliding and climbing.
His career subsequently took him to Scandinavia for 3 years where he trained with the word's best Telemark ski athletes in Norway, he toured with a pro Telemark demo team and coached junior ski racers at the Oslo Ski Club.
He now enjoys a hectic life with his large family, running a successful design and creative marketing agency and working on the Kendal Mountain Festival board.
Steve loves to bike, ski, climb and run (with one or all of his kids) and perhaps one day will retire with his New Zealander wife (Jacqui) back to the high mountains before his knees refuse to bend!