Alyce All-Stars Featuring Seth Steinman

Skier, dog dad, and Rhode Island lover. Learn why Seth Steinman is such a personal experience All-Star!
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About this program

The Alyce All-Stars program exists to highlight Alyce Customers and Friends who have mastered the art of “personal experience.”

An All-Star prioritizes Building Rapport, Earning Trust, and Generating Loyalty over making someone feel like just another face in the crowd.

All-Stars challenge the status quo and – while they’re not officially Alyce employees – we consider them an extension of our team. They find creative ways to infuse our core values of Give First, Give Consistently, Be Crafty, Seize the Present, and Unwrap the Possibility into their unique way of doing business.

This week’s All-Star is Seth Steinman, Director of Growth at Electric

Seth Steinman, Alyce All Star

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Q. What are some of your personal interests?
Celebrating National Dog Day. We have a dog named Dunkin who was adopted from the South when he was an old man at five years old. We named him after Dunkin Donuts and he’s awesome. I also created a Rhode Island coloring book called Color RI and we sell it at farmer’s markets and flea markets. We also just bought a house so I’ve been doing a lot of house projects and activities. This weekend we’re going to a drinking event at the Roger Williams Zoo where you can have a beer with the elephants. We do a lot of skiing and our favorite spot is Breckenridge in Colorado – I even proposed to my wife there.

Q. What was your first digital screen name?
SethDude1

Q. What song is on repeat for you right now?
We just went to a Jimmy Buffet concert at the Xfinity Center. If I had to pick one song it would be “Son of a son of a sailor.” Good summer vibes.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I worked at an ice cream store that I loved and I always thought I’d be happy as a clam running my own ice cream store, ideally with a mini golf course behind it. If someone gets a hole in one at the last hole, then they win a free ice cream or something.

Q. What’s either, your favorite thing about the place where you grew up, or your favorite thing about the place where you live right now?
In Rhode Island we have a saying, “Rhode Island born, Rhode Island bred, and when I die I’ll be Rhode Island dead.” I grew up here and went to the University of Rhode Island. Where I live, we’re close to everything. We can walk to the beach, we can walk to Main Street coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. I can get to Boston in under an hour so I visit pretty often. My company is based in New York so I take Amtrak and it takes two and a half hours. We have all four seasons and I couldn’t live anywhere without that.

Q. If you were to write a book about your life, what would be the title?
My initial thought would be something like “Rhode Island born, bred, and dead.”

Q. What’s something that you would consider yourself to be okay at, not great at, but you still love doing?
Almost everything. I’m very average at almost everything. I’m more of a done-is-better-than-perfect, type person. I would say cooking and refinishing furniture.

Q. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My wife taught me how to ski when we were in college and she bought me a ski trip up north. I never grew up skiing or anything and it’s like, there’s a lot of fun things you discover as an adult, and that was really fun.

Q. If you were to go on vacation, would you rather go to the beach, on a safari, or to the mountains?
My last big trip was to the mountains to go skiing in Austria and Switzerland. I loved the rooftop European saunas and jumping from one to another.

Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?

  1. You’ll never regret the things you do, only the things you don’t do.
  2. Make it count.
  3. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Q. Would you rather be an Olympic gold medalist or win a Nobel Prize?
Nobel Peace prize for sure. That would mean I was really giving back to the world.

Q. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
In general I am a morning person. Really, it’s more like immediately after coffee. If I have a coffee in the morning, or crush a large iced coffee in the afternoon, that is when I get in the zone.

Q. How did you meet your childhood best friend?
We grew up in the neighborhood together.

December 14, 2021
Stacy O.