Steve began attending PFLAG Jersey Shore’s Toms River support meetings in 2016 after being invited by a friend. Steve quickly found the meetings an opportunity to connect with others and identified an area in which he could use his talents to support the mission of PFLAG Jersey Shore.
Steve began volunteering with the chapter by baking snacks for each monthly support meeting which quickly became a highlight for those who attended. Eager to identify ways to help grow the chapter’s presence in the community, Steve started developing a list of events PFLAG Jersey Shore could attend in the community in order to help ensure people learned about our services. Steve then joined the PFLAG Jersey Shore board in 2018 as the Events Coordinator.
Steve enacted a plan to grow our community presence which included participating in the development of consistent branding. managing a group of volunteers for community events, and connecting with people across our service area to make our presence known. Through his efforts, PFLAG Jersey Shore has attended a multitude of different community events and shared our message and resources with countless individuals throughout Monmouth & Ocean counties.