Steve was a transactions lawyer for 32 years at Arnold & Porter, in Washington, DC. He worked in a variety of industries and areas, but spent most of his time in life sciences. He found this work particularly rewarding because he enjoyed helping scientists see their inventions advance human health. He also got a kick out of representing entrepreneurs.
The Harraseeket Foundation fulfills Steve’s life-long passion to help young people make informed career choices. Steve’s interest was first sparked by his father, who left Shell Oil Co. as a young executive to start a boatyard at Harraseeket Harbor, South Freeport, Maine. His dad was fascinated by what he called the mismatch between aptitude and career choices.
Steve has been active for a long time at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Mclean, Va. Presbyterians have a strong interest in call, and Immanuel was helpful to Steve in sorting out the dissatisfaction and anxieties of a lawyer who spent years believing he should have chosen a different profession. Thanks in part to Immanuel, Steve came to terms with being a lawyer and found a way to create a fulfilling and satisfying legal career.
Harraseeket combines Steve’s desire to help young people make informed career choices with his interest in making civic organizations, including places like Immanuel, places where community can make a difference in people’s lives.