Stephen is a busy member of Austin’s political, arts and social scenes. He has volunteered regularly with such worthy organizations as the Octopus Club, AIDS Services of Austin, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and Equality Texas. Stephen has also worked with the Austin Film Society on their annual star-studded Texas Film Hall of Fame Gala. Professionally, he works in Public Radio at Austin’s NPR station, KUT 90.5 FM.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Stephen graduated from Bullard High School, and went on to receive a B.A. in Political Science/History at Texas State University in San Marcos. He and his husband Mark Erwin have been together since 1994. Twice, they have been named to the Austin American-Statesman’s “Fortunate 500” list and in 2008 they were named “Best AIDS Fundraising Couple” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin Awards”. Stephen and Mark live in Austin’s Mueller Community neighborhood with their two Welsh Corgis Bart and Tony.