Steven Echtman has over 20 years experience in marketing and media production. He is the founder and president of Passinglane, an interactive communications company that leverages technology and media to provide clients with elegant, yet pragmatic, solutions to business objectives. Steven is passionate about the potential media holds to reach people, evoke emotion and inspire them to come together for deeper relating and fulfillment in their lives.
Originally from New York, Steven moved to San Francisco (by way of Los Angeles) in 2002. The day he arrived in San Francisco (moving truck still unpacked) he was invited to a Challenge Day introductory event. Needless to say, that day he was moved in more ways than one. Steven found an instant affinity for Challenge Day and made it a priority to help the organization fulfill its mission and goals.
Adopting and practicing Challenge Day's principles of compassionate communication, non-judgment and speaking one's truth, Steven felt the loss of so many years without these fundamental tools. He realized that if he could use his talents to help reach more people, especially at an early age, many could avoid years of feeling disconnected from themselves and those around them.
After assisting with Challenge Day's annual fundraisers Steven approached Challenge Day's founders with initiatives that held the promise of furthering the organization's reach while increasing resources. Steven was invited to serve on the Challenge Day's Resource Development Committee and a year later, in 2006, he was elected to the Board of Directors.