Festival Director

Steve has been an active member of the Kendal Mountain Festival team since 2004. He is responsible for the creative development of the Festival and works on UK and International strategic partnerships. You will also find him on-stage presenting key Festival events and sharing his wealth of actions sports / outdoor knowledge and experience.

Growing up in the Lake District, Steve pursued a career in adventure sports – a former national team skier, ski coach and a top-level professional paraglider pilot, this background enabled him to develop his skills leading to a 10 year period in the French Alps, subsequently running an anglo-french adventure sports school. He also worked and skied with international athletes for 3 years in Norway.

Steve now enjoys a busy life with his large family, staying active in the outdoors and also following his passion for art, design and music.