Steve Brown is the Head Organizer for the 2019 World YoYo Contest. He’s a US National YoYo Master with more than 20 years of experience in the yoyo industry, and this is his second time running the World YoYo Contest. He’s worked in all aspects of the yoyo industry, starting in brick-and-mortar retail and then becoming a traveling demonstrator for Team Losi and Duncan Toys. He moved into administration when he served as the Marketing & Promotions Coordinator for Duncan Toys for five years before moving on to demonstration and strategic planning work for YoYoFactory. His entrepreneurship kicked in at that point, and he opened both a retail store and art gallery in his home of Cleveland, Ohio. From there he helped launch a small toy design and manufacturing company, Shinbone Creative, before leaving to work as the COO of both Bindlewood.com and CLYW. Steve currently serves on the executive board for the IYYF, and lives in Cleveland with his wife, four children, two cats, and too many (not enough?) yoyos.