As a native and life-long resident of Colorado, Stephan has seen the tremendous growth the State has experienced over the past 40 years. In 1979, he graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. After earning this degree he moved back to Colorado and started a successful small package delivery company in Denver. The company had offices throughout the front-range of Colorado and employed over 60 people. The company was sold in 2000. Stephan had owned a second home in Steamboat since 1996. After having sold his company in Denver, he decided to make Steamboat his full-time residence. Along with his real estate career, Stephan is a developer of high-end real estate projects in the Steamboat area. He recently completed a multi-million dollar triplex project near the Rollingstone Golf Course and has built several single-family custom homes. Stephan enjoys all of the outdoor activities the area has to offer--from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, kayaking in the spring, to mountain biking, hiking and fly-fishing all summer and fall.