Steve Rae was President of Raedio Inc. owning and operating radio stations in Canada until being bought out in 2011 allowing him to retire from day to day business.
Steve continues to partner with the Wizard of Ads group, an advertising consulting company in Austin Texas and as one of the Senior partners provides direction and assistance to partner teams for clients all over the US and Canada.
He is on the faculty of the Whisk(e)y Marketing School and is a Whisky Sommelier himself. His Scottish heritage seems to assert itself anytime there is a dram of whisky in his hand.
He and his family have lived in Stratford, Ontario, Canada since 1983 and have been active participants in the Stratford community. He is a Past President of the Stratford Rotary Club, is on the Senate of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. He is known for his auctioning skills as auctioneer at many charity events, is a past President of the Stratford Friends of the Festival, was a founder of Stratford Community Players. He was presented the “Personal Achievement Award” at the Business Excellence Awards by the Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce and serves as a board member of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation. He was the General Director and chairman of the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre held in Stratford in 2016.
Steve was a contributing author in “Accidental Magic” published by Bard Press and his book entitled “Exercising Your Imagination, Turning Dreams into Reality” was published in 2003. He is also an accomplished singer, songwriter and performer.
Steve was a member of the third ever class of the Wizard Academy when it was still held in the offices in Buda, Texas.