Steve Sokol–The Wikipedia Page

This is intended to the Steve Sokol Wikipedia page.  He’s my husband and is mentioned a lot in these posts, so he deserves his own reference page, even if it’s not actually on Wikipedia. Now, whenever he is discussed there will be a page to link to.

Sokol with his wife and daughters at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

Steve Sokol (born 1976) is a husband, father, CPA, CIA, CFE, cyclist, racquetballer, skier and golfer.   He is known for his love for his wife and daughters and excitement for outdoor family recreating.  Also admired for his professional abilities to manage tasks in an orderly and on-time manner.

Early Life Sokol was gifted from an early age with determination and tenacity.  He spent most of early pre-teen years through high school and college skiing with his friend Ben.  Despite his innate abilities to be careful still managed to set his neighbors bush and nearly the whole house on fire while setting off fireworks with Ben.

Career Sokol graduated from BYU with a Masters in Accounting.  He then moved to Southern California and took a job with public accounting firm Ernst and Young which he LOVED.  Upon meeting what would be his woman, moved back to Utah and took what turned out to be a disappointing job with Zions Bank.   Fortunately several years later he began working with Intermountain Healthcare which turned out to be a very satisfying career move.

Personal Life Steve met his wife Kristin through an on-line dating site early in 2004.  Sokol was then living in California while his future wife lived in Utah.  The two corresponded via e-mail and phone calls for several weeks before they met in person.  Sokol planned an unbelievably romantic first date in Santa Monica, CA which is where his future wife Kristin fell head-over-heels in love with him.

Kristin and Steve after 7 years of marriage.

The pair continued to communicate and visit each other but quickly decided that the long distance relationship was too hard.  They got married just 6 months and one day after meeting.  Luckily neither one turned out to be psycho.  They don’t recommend rushing into marriage, but say that it happened to work out for them (whew).

Just 15 months after their wedding their first child was born.  This proved to be a rough event in their lives.  Injury, illness, weight gain, and depression took hold in the life of his wife.  Sokol, being the incredible person his is, managed to help and direct his wife to find and apply good coping techniques, medical intervention and support which helped her to overcome the challenges related to being a new mom.  Six years later, the family, including his wife is thriving and has never been happier.

Authors Note  I think Steve is the greatest man that has ever lived.  He has given me everything.  I often say that he is the wind beneath my wings and the money behind my debit card.  He’s been the momentum behind anything awesome I’ve done in the last 8 years.  Here are the best words I can use to describe Steve: kind, adventurous, ambitious, careful, discrete, and knowledgeable.

I have always been a happy person, but I never knew straight up joy until I met Steve.  I can’t believe I’ve only known him for 8 years.  It seems like we have enjoyed a lifetime of love and happiness.  He won’t fight with me.  It’s almost impossible to be mad at him.  What can I say?…We’re lovers, not fighters.   Together we’ve enjoyed nearly 8 years of hand holding and countless bowls of ice cream on the couch after the kids go to bed (shh don’t tell them).

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4 Responses to Steve Sokol–The Wikipedia Page

  1. Tammy Wursten says:

    I knew Steve was awesome but not that awesome! Thanks for sharing. I must add that you are an awesome wife, mother, friend and niece as well. You inspire all of the rest of us to be better. Love ya!

  2. Kara says:

    Can I just click a little thumb up sign and like this? You’re cute you guys!

  3. Cynthia says:

    That is such a clever post! What a fun way to honor your spouse! My spouse is STILL in a ‘disappointing’ position with the company you mention (well, the company has been okay but the benefits are a joke!) Glad to have met you at Breathing Space!

    • Kristin says:

      It WAS the benifits that were HORRIBLE. A company that size should have better benifits. Cheap-Skates!