Stephen Heymann received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of North Florida in 2005. After college, he spent a year in service leading a traveling team of skilled AmeriCorps volunteers, and served as a Park Ranger and wildland firefighter in the Florida Park Service. Expanding on his education, Stephen accumulated over ten years of creative marketing, communications, and brand management experience in seed-funded startups and multinational corporate enterprises. Stephen has been recognized with state and national design awards for his creative marketing work. He uses this expertise to promote higher education and build strong, resilient communities in the Leeds Pre-Business cohort. In his free time, Stephen enjoys the mountains with long hikes, fly fishing, bow hunting, snowboarding, wildlife photography, and painting/exhibiting fine art.