While waiting for the dawn of the personal computer revolution, Stephen bided his time wiring stereos, learning to make the most of his latest Casio watch and figuring out basically anything that ran on batteries or plugged in.
Enter the Apple IIc in 1984—Stephen found his true calling.
Lest you think he quickly came to the idea of making computers his career, he first lived in Germany after high school (first taste of Apfelwein!) before studying liberal arts at Colby College and earning his bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film from Northwestern. After he discovered he was much better at fixing the computers on film sets than the tasks assigned to a production assistant, the light bulb went off, and a career path was born.
Fast forward several years.
After cutting his teeth for nearly a decade in the information technology department of the then-burgeoning Indianapolis Star, Stephen started Bionic Cat in 2007. Initially focused on residential services, Bionic Cat has grown to count an eclectic blend of Indy’s best Apple-centric companies among its clients.
In analog moments, you’ll likely find Stephen running the trails at Eagle Creek Park, listening to obscure British bands, dining on raw fish, planning a trip with his girlfriend, looking at watches he can’t afford on Pinterest or dreaming of a way to adopt all the world’s homeless cats.
Stephen’s current desert island list (Okay, in a real-life desert island scenario, he’d be a bit more practical, but let’s work with him.):
- Album: Road To Rouen by Supergrass
- Shoe: Hoke One One Speedgoat 3
- Food: Hamachi nigiri
- Watch: Meistersinger Metris (bet you thought he’d list an Apple Watch)
- Mac Utility: Keyboard Maestro
- iPhone App: Runkeeper
- Cloud Service: Addigy
- Radio Station: WFYI
- Drink: Americano
- Alcoholic Drink: Garzón Cabernet Franc