by amy lehrer | photo by Zeena Gregg Photography

Trail Blazer

faces_stone3Third generation Californian Steven Stone proudly mentioned that his grandparents owned a late 1800s Los Angeles farm. His father, who owned a golf course and mobile home park in Lakeside, moved his family to Poway near Stoneridge. Steven attended Poway schools and then SDSU where he earned a BS in Finance. He married Chrissy Viar, became a real estate broker, and proudly assists his wife, who recently earned the Rancho Bernardo office’s “Rookie of the Year” award for Berkshire Hathaway. They have two children attending college as well as two dogs, and are living in a home they designed and built themselves.

Like his grandfather and father, Steven serves on the Green Valley Civic Association board, an association that supports the north Poway community. Some may remember his grandfather singing Christmas carols from the back of a convertible as Santa Claus. Steven, the current president, likes serving on “a longstanding influential organization that’s focused on improving the local community.” Last year former mayor Don Higginson appointed him to serve on the City of Poway Budget Review Committee as well.

Name: Steven Allen Stone
Profession: Volunteer and Real Estate Broker
Community: Poway since 1973
Hobbies: Snow skiing, backpacking and mountain biking, good food and conversation
Favorite Local Spots: Cucina Urbana and any place that has a great selection of local beer

When his son was ready for Boy Scouts, Steven served as Outings Chair for Troop 680. He organized challenging backpack trips, summer Sierra Treks and bicycle tours like the ones he had experienced as a boy of the same troop. He earned the BSA San Diego Imperial Council Unit Volunteer award and bicycled with the troop and his son along the California coast from San Francisco to Mexico. As committee chair now, he ensures there are trained adult leaders and supports the scoutmaster and troop leaders. To reward his son for becoming an Eagle Scout, Steven took him hiking in the French Alps last summer. He shared, “Hiking in the wilderness with your son is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t replace once your son grows up.”

“We must all give our voice, talents, and action to ensure that our community’s strength and quality will not wither.”

Steven has also served as foundation treasurer for each of his children’s schools. After working with Poway High School principal Scott Fisher, he became passionate about the foundation’s possibilities and became chairperson. When asked, he served on the PUSD Principal Selection Committee. Lately he has been working with the Poway High Alumni Association, helping alumni strengthen the Poway community through communication, events, and programs.faces_stone2

Steven believes we live in a great community that needs us. He suggested, “We must all give our voice, talents, and action to ensure that our community’s strength and quality will not wither.”