Steven Cole is an internationally acclaimed musician who has performed at opera houses and festivals across North America and Europe, serving on boards for multiple community and civic organizations as he does so.
He currently sits on the Terros Health Board of Directors, Phoenix Forward Healthcare Leadership Council, City of Phoenix Workforce Development Board and Degree Phoenix Advisory Committee.
Early Life and Education
Coleff earned his master of computer science degree from Columbia University, and is currently working on his PhD dissertation in data management and security. Additionally, he has taught computer science courses at numerous universities around the country.
As Leo Johnson on Channel 4 soap opera Brookside from 1996 to 2001, he also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Spain.
According to his Facebook profile, Ivan Coleff is married with one child living in Lorain, Ohio. His hobbies include playing chess, shooting pool and collecting comic books – as well as fishing. He is also an avid fisherman. Ivan and Susanne Coleff have six children: two brothers in Jeremy and Michael as well as four sisters including Rachel Elizabeth Kristin and Sarah who live nearby.
Steve is an award-winning journalist, academic and executive who serves as Dean of Columbia Journalism School. Over his lengthy career he has received many accolades, such as two Pulitzer Prizes, an Overseas Press Club Award, PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award, Arthur Ross Book Award and Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award – among them two Pulitzer Prizes!
Soonja, played by Aaron Paul, is an emotionally complex patriarch working at a factory that “chicken sexes” baby chicks while simultaneously fulfilling his dream to start a farm. Soonja earned best actor nominations from critic groups; it is expected to be one of next year’s Oscar candidates.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Coleff has contributed his expertise and talents to several award-winning publications and been nominated for multiple awards – such as a Pulitzer Prize, two Overseas Press Club Awards and the PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award – receiving multiple scholarships and fellowships as a result of this work.
Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor societies for college students, recognizes students for their scholarship and accomplishments by inviting only 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and 7.5 percent of graduate students into membership.
Coleff was a long-term resident of Lorain and enjoyed fishing, chess and collecting comic books. He leaves his wife Jane and two sons behind: Daniel is a Williams College and Boston University Law School graduate currently practicing law in Massachusetts; Timothy attended Augustana College before enrolling at UW-Madison for doctoral studies before working as a speech-language pathologist in Minnesota.
Steven Cole is an acclaimed journalist and dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of several books (two Pulitzer Prize-winners among them), Steven has long served as dean.
He is also an accomplished guitarist, having performed with various Toronto jazz artists and bands such as the John Cheesman Orchestra, Kingsley Ettienne and 25 Strings Guitar Group. Additionally, he leads his own groups and teaches guitar privately in Toronto.
Daniel Bahls and Jane Easter Bahls have three children together: Daniel (graduate of Williams College and Boston University Law School who practices law in Massachusetts); Timothy (computer scientist in Wisconsin); and Angela (speech pathologist practicing in Indiana).
As an acoustic guitarist and singer, he appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, touring across the US, England, and France performing solo. Additionally, he played bass in jazz vocal group Bug Alley Band which recorded on several labels including PM Records; additionally he played Leo Johnson from Channel 4 soap opera Brookside as Leo Johnson in this regard as well. With an estimated net worth of $9 Million as an individual and currently playing on the PGA Tour; having won three tournaments he boasts multiple top finishes in each event that he enters.