Paul Steward - CEO
Paul Steward was raised on the Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria and moved to Santa Rosa, California at age 12. He learned about his tribal traditional culture from his Grandma Priscilla, Step-Grandpa Pete, Aunts & Uncles, and cousins.
Paul graduated from Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, CA in 2003. He went on to study music briefly at the University of Nevada, Reno. After a semester, he returned to California and began studying at Santa Rosa Junior College part-time while doing music and performing full-time. He also was observing and learning Native American tribal government business, culture, and politics from his father Richard, and Richard's friends since his teenage years. In that year, his father Richard and he started performing as their world-famous band Twice As Good.
In 2008 he began the Business program and in 2010 he graduated with his Associate of the Arts in Business Administration from Santa Rosa Junior College.
In 2010 he transferred to Sonoma State University and in 2012 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SSU.
After graduation, he took a couple of years to work and gain some experience with companies like Digital Prints and Imaging of Santa Rosa and Graton Resort and Casino of Rohnert Park.
In 2015 he returned to Sonoma State University and in 2017 graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree.
During his graduate studies, he began to co-lecture with Dr. Greg Sarris of the Graton Rancheria the SSU course introducing local North Bay tribal history in the Native American Studies department in 2016.
In 2018 he worked on a 6-week project doing English language marketing for a Blockchain company in Tokyo, Japan; Early Works Ltd./Bexam Blockchain Cryptocurrency.
In 2019 he began teaching American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University.
2020-2021 COVID lockdowns were miserable. Paul began an Executive Doctorate of Business Administration program at St. Mary's College of California in Moraga but due to the stresses of the lockdown and challenges with taking care of his family, he had to pause and take a break. He intends to start again in the future.
2022 Paul legally founded 2XG Records the LLC, released his solo debut album "World Champion," and began and intermittent world tour.
Summer of 2023 Paul was appointed to the Art in Public Places Committee of the City of Santa Rosa by Councilmember Eddie Alvarez.
Fall Semester of 2023 he began teaching Native American Studies at Laney College, and Business Administration at Santa Rosa Junior College.
September 2023 Paul produced and released the 10th album by 2XG Records, Twice As Good's "The Second Coming".