Stephen is a Mexican-American Chicano who was born and raised in Northern Los Angeles County up until his enlistment in the United States Navy. He served our country for 5 years with his Strike Fighter Squadron of F/A-18F Super Hornets the World Famous Fighting Blacklions at Naval Air Station Oceana and did a combat deployment overseas on CVN 77 USS George H.W. Bush in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He continues to serve our country now through the Navy Reserve. He also attends Tidewater Community College for his Associates Degree in Funeral Service.
Stephen is a Gold Star Survivor and is committing his time to serving other Gold Star families in their time of need along with comforting any other family burdened with the loss of their loved one. Outside of work he enjoys playing soccer and competitive swimming. He is also a father of two Shiba Inus, Akira and Furrina, and a cat, Lord Whiskertins.