Stephen, a research associate at Prevention Strategies, earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2015 and worked as an assistant professor of Counselor Education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham before joining the Prevention Strategies team. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) whose clinical background in substance abuse and mental health intervention bring a unique perspective to prevention research. Stephen has provided Motivational Interviewing training and consultation for professionals in the fields of general medicine, oncology, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacy, education, and school, mental health, and addictions counseling. He is interested in creating innovative conceptual models and applying methodological frameworks in prevention. Stephen’s research foci include Motivational Interviewing, mental health literacy in sport, application of the Multiphasic Optimization Strategy (MOST), and the development of prevention and intervention models related to mental health, wellness, and risky behaviors. Stephen participated in high school and collegiate athletics and continues to enjoy sport through personal fitness, attending minor league baseball games, and watching the Philadelphia sports teams. He resides in Greensboro, NC with his wife, Holly, and three children, Sadie, Davin, and Reece.