Stephen first came to Kauai for a family summer vacation in 1970. The island did not have any stoplights and sugar cane was in full production. “It was the most exotic and beautiful place I had ever seen”. After graduating from UCSF School of Dentistry, Stephen pursued private practice and teaching for several years before taking a position as a systems engineer with a Silicon Valley start up. After only three years, he founded Datastructure in downtown San Francisco where his company provided custom designed software for companies such as General Electric, Boeing, Exxon Mobil, and Merck Pharmaceuticals. In addition to computer software, Stephen also designed and completed several residential construction projects.
Moving to Kauai in 2001 was a major change in Stephen’s life. “I needed a new adventure”. He founded Kauai Island Organics and grew organic fruit and produce on his 20 acre Moloaa farm. He continued his real estate activities: buying, restoring, and selling.
Joining Kauai Tropical Properties was a natural next step. “I wanted to work with a great group of people, and I found that at Kauai Tropical Properties with owner and founder Bill Gillette”. Stephen specializes in agricultural land, as well as single family residential and condominiums. He also has SFR designation and is experienced in short sales and foreclosures.
Stephen is on the Board of Directors of The Purple Striped Honu Theatre for Kids, and is frequently seen volunteering for Women In Theater and Hawaii Children’s Theater. He is a strong advocate of organic farming on Kauai and supports the local growers.