Coffee With Steven Steven Shomler

Steven Shomler Professional Bio

The Short Story

Steven was a banker in the summer of 2011 when he left that career to Go Live the Life he Imagined.

Steven longed to do something professionally that was for him more fulfilling and more enjoyable.

Steven began building his first brand Jan 1,2012. He was able to bootstrap his way to a better life, as he pursued his Big Time Side Hustle.

Steven built a new career out of thin air by applying his beliefs about Branding, Marketing, Social Media and Achievement and he has been self employed since Jan 6th, 2015.

Today Steven teaches others how to go live the life they imagine and he is an Author (two books so far) a Culinary Storyteller, a LifeStory Alchemist, a Savory Travel Advocate, an Entrepreneur, a Speaker, and a Pyrocatalyst.

The Long Story 

Steven Shomler spent 10 + years working in banking and 10 + years working in the non-profit world.

In the summer of 2011 Steven choose build an entirely new career catalyzed by both his love for great food and great stories and his desire to be more fulfilled professionally.

Steven is now very fulfilled in his new career working as an  Author, LifeStory Alchemist, Savory Travel Advocate, Culinary Storyteller, Pyrocatalyst, & Speaker and he has been self-employed since Jan 6th, 2015.

LifeStory Alchemist

In Medieval times it was rumored that alchemists could take an ordinary metal like lead and transmute it into an extraordinary metal like gold.

Steven Shomler teaches other how to change their LifeStory from the Ordinary into something Extraordinary using the very same tactics and wisdom he used and still uses on his own life change path.

Wearing his LifeStory Alchemist hat Steven –

#1 Runs his company Spark to Bonfire where they create resources that inspire and equip others to Go Live The Life They Imagine.

#2 Works with individuals providing both short term & ongoing consulting designed to you guessed it – inspire and equip them to Go Live The Life They Imagine.

 Culinary Storyteller

Steven very much enjoys the Portland food and craft beer scenes.

He is the author of the books – Portland Food Cart Stories, and Portland Beer Stories.

He is the creator and host of the Portland Beer Podcast and the Portland Culinary Podcast, and he owns and is the writer for Culinary Treasure, the co-writer for Portland Dive Bars, and he is the Founder of Portland BLT Week.

Savory Travel Advocate

Steven loves books and he knows that travel is a life deepening spiritual practice; hence this quote is one of Steven’s all favorites —

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine 11/13/354 – 8/28/430

Steven is deeply convicted that You Have To Travel and that when you do travel make sure that you Have Magnificent Meals! Wearing his Savory Travel Advocate hat Steven founded & creates content for Savory Travel Adventures.

Spark to Bonfire Consulting

Steven leveraged the power of Storytelling – branding, marketing, & social media, and Achievement – tenacity, strategy, & execution, to establish his new career and today he works with a variety of companies and individuals teaching them how to do the same.

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Steven Shomler knows first hand that:

Life change CAN happen, that

Dreams DO come true, and that

People CAN go live the life they imagine.

If you long for a different life, Steven will inspire and equip you to go Battle For Your Dream and to Go Live The Life You Imagine by teaching you the tactics, tools, and perspectives he used to create the fulfilling life he now enjoys.

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 Culmination Brewing

Steven did the social media for a Portland startup brewery – Culmination Brewing from December 2014 through November 2016. During this time Steven also assisted with the branding, marketing, and events.

While at Culmination, Steven helped catalyze and run Artisinful – The Portland Beer and Chocolate Festival 2016 and 2017, and Alchemeat – The Portland Beer and Charcuterie Festival 2015, and 2016, and he created and hosted The Back Bar Podcast – a podcast about all things Culmination.

Steven very much cherished the time he had being part of the Culmination team, and that brewery still accompanies a very special place in his heart.


Steven loves startups and business and these days you will find Steven investing a majority of his workday nurturing the brands, companies, and enterprises he has ownership in.

Portland BLT Week

Steven is the Founder, Owner, and Organizer of Portland BLT Week.


Steven Shomler is the Speaker you want. When Steven speaks he inspires, equips, and entertain.

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