Steve graduated from University of Vermont in ’87 with a BA in Economics. After spending his collegiate summers in Wellfleet, MA manually harvesting oysters and quahogs, Steve decided to pursue real labor: advertising. He’s been in the business since 1989 – in account management at ad agencies both large and small, and in client-side marketing organizations, from startup to multi-national. His career includes working with companies such as Ocean Spray, TJX, BMW, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and the Ninety Nine Restaurants. Most recently, Steve has been at Hill Holliday, where since 2004, he has helped manage accounts such as Dunkin’ Donuts, EMC, and Tyco, among others.
Despite no longer owning a boat, not even the beloved Beetle Cat from his youth, sailing is in Steve’s blood, having sailed since he was eight. And, just ask him about his great, great, great uncle, Benjamin Spooner Briggs, who was the captain of the Mary Celeste, the American brigantine that was famously discovered abandoned off the Azores in early December, 1872. (The disappearance of the crew is one of the greatest maritime mysteries in history.) Despite having no insight whatsoever as to what really happened during that fateful voyage from New York to the Strait of Gibraltar, Steve is happy to regale one and all with his theories.
Steve is a native of Needham, MA and lives with his wife, Mary, and two kids, Robbie and Lily, in Hingham, MA.