Steve, a Vietnam-era veteran, was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and served in the U.S. Navy from April 1969 through August1989. As a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School, he attended Centralia Community College, received an associates degree in forestry management then on to University of Washington for 1 year. As an active duty member of the Navy, he served in a variety of stations throughout the world including: Midway Island; Iceland; Winter Harbor, Maine; Guam; exchange duty with the Canadian services at Masset, B.C; instructor duty in Pensacola, Florida; Misawa, Japan; and Hawaii. Steve and his family, including his wife Pat, and three sons, moved back to the Tacoma area in 1989. Most current interests include: helping distribute food to those who need assistance for Nourish Pierce County and assisting at the Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center as needed.