Tony Teravainen

Born into a military family, Tony Teravainen knows firsthand the hardships many young military families frequently have to endure. Wanting to make a difference, Tony co-founded STEP. Tony’s work at STEP impacts the lives of active duty and veteran families who are under financial stress and need help navigating the high cost of Southern California living. STEP provides emergency financial assistance and conducts financial freedom seminars. STEP’s success rate in turning financial difficulties around and keeping families on a successful path is remarkable. STEP receives no Federal or State funding and relies on its local community to fund and support their programs. STEP’s vision is to change the lives of military families by helping them achieve financial self-sufficiency.


Nominated by Doug McQueen