Stephen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018 and quickly turned to fitness as his primary way to fight against MS. Wanting to help others realize the role fitness plays in living well with MS, he became certified as a personal trainer through the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) and also became certified as an MS Fitness Trainer Specialist. He is heavily involved with the MSFC Trainers with Heart program and facilitates local 12-Week MS Fitness Challenges within the south-central Pennsylvania Area.
As the Director of Fitness, Stephen is heavily integrated in developing and maximizing the work and influence of the MSFC worldwide. One of his primary objectives is to develop and standardize the most efficient and safe training practices for all MSFC trainers to utilize with their MS clients. He actively engages with community and corporate partners and aspires to increase awareness of MS and promote the benefits related to fitness and health. He is also the host of the MS Fitness Challenge Podcast.