Stephen joined the Mother Plucker Team in 2014 as an Intern who specializes in Pattern and Sample Making. Stephen originally met Willy in 2013 when he visited Mother Plucker to purchase feathers as a part of his final project for the Gold Thimble Runway Show as part of the Fashion Program at L.A. Trade Tech College. After helping Willy put out a literal fire at Mother Plucker (a story for another day), Willy asked Stephen to intern for the company in January of 2014. Within two weeks of being at the company, Stephen helped design and make jackets for Miley Cyrus. He was officially hired in April 2014 and promoted to Manager in August 2014.
At Mother Plucker, Stephen manages, plans, organizes, directs, and runs the day-to-day operations of the company. He ensures maximum production output, quality products for our customers and on-time shipping and delivery of those products. He deeply cares about each member of the Mother Plucker staff and has helped to foster an atmosphere of teamwork and family.
An alumnus of Santa Monica College, UCLA, and L.A. Trade Tech, Stephen has a passion for Sewing and Patternmaking, and continues to create unique custom items while managing Mother Plucker. Some of his favorite items that he has helped to make at Mother Plucker include custom feathered jackets for many celebrities, drag queens, and retail stores; custom capes for Jennifer Lopez’s live performance Hold it Don’t Drop It, custom epaulettes for Jennifer Lopez’s backup dancers; custom bouquets for weddings; custom boas for Alaska Thunder and Mariah Carey; production line lingerie and active-wear; and, he loves to cater to the special requests of any drag queen who walks through the front door of Mother Plucker.
Originally from Palm Springs, Stephen moved to L.A. in 2003. He has three adorable cats that he loves and spoils and has a passion for music, having played several instruments in his youth he now practices piano and singing in his spare time at home. He is also a member of Myohoji Buddhist Temple in West Hollywood and practices with other local members and journeys to Japan each summer to visit the head temple.