Steven Shomler Professional Bio

The Short Story

Steven used to be a banker and in the summer of 2011  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 build 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, an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Consultant and 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 a Pyrocatalyst, Author, Culinary Storyteller, Consultant, Entrepreneur & Speaker and he has been self-employed since Jan 6th, 2015.


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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 Culinary Storyteller

Steven is very involved in the Portland food and craft beer scenes.

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

Steven is currently working on his next book in that series – Portland Coffee Stories, and he has two books related to craft beer coming out in 2018.

He is the creator and host of the Portland Beer Podcast and the Portland Culinary Podcast, and he owns and is the writer for Great Food Great Stories and Portland Beer Festivals, and Portland BLT Week.

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 teaching them how to do the same.

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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.


Spark to Bonfire Events

Steven knows that events create buzz and he has organized and coordinated a quite a number of events.

Steven was the Festival Coordinator and Marketing Manager for the Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest – 2014 – 2017; he was the Culinary Manager for the Bite of Oregon – 2017, the Co-Founder and Co-organizer of the Portland Summer Food Cart Festival – 2013 – 2015.

Steven is the Creator, Co-Founder, and Co-organizer of the Portland Radler Festival hosted each year by StormBreaker Brewing and the Creator of the Portland Kolsch Festival hosted by Zoiglhaus Brewing.

From 2015 – 2017 Steven also worked on Bakers Dozen – The Portland Coffee Beer and Doughnut Festival, and Kriekfest (Hood River, Oregon), both of which he will help coordinate in 2018.



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

Portland Beer Festivals

Steven is the Creator, Founder and Co-Owner of Portland Beer Festivals.

Portland BLT Week

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


Steven has a couple of more entrepreneurial projects simmering on the stove. Look for those to be announced later in 2018.


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

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