Stephen is a member of the Kwakiutl Band of Fort Rupert, B.C. He is the son of George and Mary (Henderson) Hunt and the grandson of Tom and Emma (Billy) Hunt and Sam and May (Quocksister) Henderson. Stephen grew up in a culturally active family which made it easy for him to learn the songs, dances, and art at a young age. Stephen especially enjoys the making of paddles and model canoes, he has become well known for this work. He currently works with his uncle, Calvin Hunt, at the Copper Maker Gallery in Fort Rupert, B.C.