Steven Menzel started implementing and promoting Character First in 1994, and joined the Character First staff in 2005. He currently serves as a Strata Account Executive for corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and community organizations.
Steven earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology. After twelve years as a United States Air Force Electrical Technician and Drill Sergeant, he started a commercial cleaning business in his hometown of Trenton, New Jersey where he began implementing Character First with his employees.
Steven went on to serve five years as an instructor at the International ALERT Academy in Texas helping young men develop the discipline, character, and skills needed for life. He coordinated wilderness expeditions, color guards, recruitment services, and service projects in disaster-struck communities.
Steven and his wife, Dr. Michele Menzel, live in Edmond Oklahoma. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.