Chapter President

Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn is the founder of Xcel 2 Fitness International. He previously taught Physical Education for 7 years In NC. At the beginning of his teaching career he lost his father thus creating a void in his life, which in return created a much stronger passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

A dear friend and colleague, Dave Carney approached him about working more with kids through fitness and summer camps. This one conversation collided with this search to make an impact, and changed the direction of his path from then on.

Stephen quickly realized that his calling was not inside the walls of his school and that he had been given a passion to create a platform for boys for generations to learn to be dream chasers. He resigned from teaching in July of 2013 to live out his calling and fulfill his dream.

He currently lives in NC with his wife Moira, and daughter Emerson. He loves being able to spend time with his family and is abundantly thankful that he gets to wake up every morning pumped to live out his calling.

Favorite Quote: "Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. Theyre not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cant do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."