Since joining the team in early 2014, Anthony Stevens has brought perseverance, positivity, and dedication to Champions for Kids. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, he brings different ideas and concepts that are well-suited for the ever-changing field of nonprofit work.
Before Champions for Kids, Stevens had his beginning in the military, becoming a Boatswains Mate and Quartermaster in the U.S. Navy, where he learned and perfected the everyday workings of deck operations and navigation. After his four years of active duty, Stevens took his navigation experience and placed it into PAM transportation where he successfully oversaw the operations of 60 over-the-road drivers and maintained the security of the entire facility.
Stevens’ career took another turn, and he decided to advance his education. He started the Bachelor’s Program of Homeland Security at Keiser University in Melbourne, FL, and while studying and going to school full-time, took a part-time position at FIT University as a logistics/parts and aviation GPS coordinator. He then switched to online courses which allowed him to return to Northwest Arkansas—his home. He finished the bachelor’s program while working at Champions for Kids, is married to his wife, Candy, and helps her raise his two stepchildren, Brooklyn and Blaine, two sons, Caden and Koby, and their two dogs, Kira and Titus.
Stevens can be found in his off time with family and friends enjoying the great outdoors, swimming, shooting, and sometimes helping teach firearms safety and self-defense.