Steve Campbell

Intern, Community Manager, Copywriter, Senior Copywriter, Entrepreneur

Hi, I'm Steve.

I grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh and graduated from Penn State in '08 with a degree in Information Sciences & Tech.

Then, I struggled to find a job...

It was the start of the recession in the US, I had zero experience on my résumé, and I loathed the idea of working in a job I wouldn't love for the rest of my days.

So, I decided to forge my own path forward.

I grew an online presence through blogging and social media, then landed an unpaid internship in Manhattan with a small company named VaynerMedia.

Founded by Gary & AJ Vaynerchuk in '09, VM hired me as its 10th employee in October 2010. When I left nearly 7 years later, the company had 700+ employees and worked with some of the largest, most recognizable brands in the world.

Suddenly, I had all kinds of experience.


Making The Ascent

I left NYC in April '17 and moved to Denver, starting a new life with my girlfriend, Melissa. Through our work with The Ascent, we're giving people a platform to share their stories & document their personal journeys online.

Join the 36,000+ others who make up The Ascent community and submit your email to get updates whenever we launch a new product:


Follow My Journey

If you'd like to learn more about me and my story, look no further than the content I create on a daily basis. Follow me anywhere you enjoy consuming my work:

I write words sometimes. A lot, actually.
You can find most of them here:

I also create content in audio format regularly.
Check out my weekly podcast where I interview awesome individuals about where they came from, where they're at, and where they're going:

Lastly, if you're more of a visual learner like I am, catch some of my video content! My vlog offers an in-depth look at my day-to-day building The Ascent, developing side hustles, and offering up experience-driven advice:


Let's Chat 1-on-1

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