VETERAN, PSYCHOLOGIST, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER John “STEW” Steward Jr. was born and raised in Greenwood, DE. Stew’s mother and stepfather (Hattie S. and Don E. Perkins) raised him and his 5 siblings with lots of love and discipline. Growing up Stew spent all of his time with his siblings and extended family engaged in loud and joyous family activities. The first job John “STEW” Steward obtained was washing dishes at a family restaurant, The Lettuce Bowl in Greenwood, DE, at age 16. Stew maintained employment at The Lettuce Bowl while in high school. In 1989, Stew joined The US Navy. After separating from The Navy, Stew worked in several different capacities: Over-The-Road Truck Driver for Swift Transportation, Regional Truck Driver for WTI Transportation, Tele-Service Representative for First Data Corporation, Investigator for Texas Child Protective Services, and Vocational Counselor for Texas Department of Vocational Services. In 2008, John “STEW” Steward married Monica L. Olson. Team Steward lived in Corpus Christi, TX at the time. The couple attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi together. Stew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2006 and a Master of Science in 2010. Monica obtained Bachelor of Arts in 2007. Team Steward relocated to Wenatchee, WA in 2014 when John “STEW” Steward Jr. was hired by The Department of Veterans Affairs as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor for Wenatchee’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Monica had a desire to move to Washington state to enjoy hiking and outdoor activities in the local area. Stew welcomed the opportunity to provide counseling services to fellow veterans. John “STEW” Steward Jr. obtained a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in October 2020. Stew is an Online Adjunct Professor for Colorado Christian University.

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