Steve Swayne is co-founder of Yip Yip Digital, a digital marketing company that allows companies/non-profits to control brand and localize/multiply messaging through employees and volunteers. In addition, he owns a landscape company (Wright Property Services) and a cleaning company (DKA Cleaning Service). Before these ventures, Steve was CEO of StepUp for 9 years. StepUp teaches job and life skills to unemployed people in Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and Durham and places over 700 adults annually in employment. Previously, Steve has had experience in marketing, start-up, for-profit and non-profit space. From 1992-1998, he worked in the NBA as Marketing Director for 2 NBA basketball teams. From 1998-2004, he operated a Young Life camp in Oregon. From 2004-2007, he partnered with his current YipYip Digital co-founder on By Design Publishing that was sold in August, 2007. Steve resides in Raleigh with his wife, Laura and their 4 children and is a member of Church on Morgan, a thriving downtown church that truly welcomes all.