Stephen has been slacklining since 2009 and became President of the Safety Commission in 2016. With a background in Mechanical, Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Stephen has spent the last few years developing outdoor equipment and is now living in Germany, working in “Innovation Development” Department at Edelrid GmbH & Co. KG. focused on the development of technical hardware climbing equipment for sport and industrial climbing. Stephen has been primarily involved in developing gear testing protocols for the ISA, publications of safety advisories and the general organization of the Safety Commission. With the aim of developing the sports of slacklining in a sustainable and safe manner, Stephen looks to work closely with both, the community and the industry partners to achieve this goal.