Steven Stroud is the co-founder, along with Dr. Randy Blazak of Oregon Spotlight; a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the spread of hate throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Spotlight focuses on prevention through education and through the practice of Martin Luther King JR’s six principles of non-violence. As director of Oregon Spotlight, Stroud does extensive outreach to the youth of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, as well as intensive monitoring of hate group activities. Stroud, a private investigator and former skinhead, and Blazak, a professor of Sociology at Portland State University have appeared on local news, Sally Jesse Raphael Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, and MTV. Stroud most recently spoke to college students and administrators at the ACUI Student Leadership Initiative and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. Stroud also works closely with area law enforcement officials to reduce the spread of hatred.