Quest of Life

Media & Broadcast

A Nonprofit LGBT Fundraising, Media, & Broadcast  Services Organization

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast was established in October 2016 by Steve Sims. 

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Steve is originally from Seattle and has been working with nonprofits since 1989. 

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His first venture was with AGLYA (Association of Gay & Lesbian Youth Advocates). In 1991 AGLYA with support from AFSC, Stonewall Recovery, and Seattle Counseling Service created The Lambert House, one of the first LGBT youth drop in centers in the nation. That same year Steve assisted Tina Podlodowski in bringing the name AGLYA to a close, transferring the AGLYA non-profit status to Lambert House, and assembling a new Board. Today, Lambert House has a national reputation as a leading organization queer youth. 

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In 2003 Steve relocated to Upstate New York to be a part of and help run nonprofit Easton Mountain Retreat & Conference Center. In 2004 Steve began his work in Radio at WRPI Troy, 91.5 FM. In his time in radio he has judged national and international LGBT music award events, done interviews with people like Gregory Maguire, Stephin Merrit, and Cris Williamson. 

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Over the years he has volunteered with Seattle Counseling Service Crisis Hotline, American Friends Service Committee, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Camano Island Fire Dept, and since 2004 has been committed to supporting LGBT singer/songwriters/musicians by expanding the reach of their music. 

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Steve’s management skills come from 30+ years working management in Fortune 500 retail organizations. He likes to garden, refurbish furniture, has built a wine cellar inches home and loves his motorcycle, and……music.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jeremy James - Chairman of the Board of Directors

Utility Regulator, State of New York

Frontman for The Villaineers indie rock band

QoLMB_Board_Chairman@questoflife.org

Billy Hamilton

CEO – Western Spirit Media Services

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Patric “Z” Rodriguez

Producer – Industrial Street Productions (Former Producer – Disney)

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Samuel Lora

Radio Journalist / Author / Community Builder

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Kristie Stremel

Singer / Songwriter

STAFF

 Stephen Sims – QoLMB Executive Director/Founder 

Steve@questoflife.org 

Alyson Kraus – QoLMB Social Media Marketing

QoLMB_Social_Media@questoflife.org