Steve is a life long resident of Montcalm County in the Greenville area. He graduated from Greenville High School and Michigan State University. Steve is a retired salesman and very active in his community. He has served on the Montcalm Conservation District board for three terms. Steve has been a volunteer for Ducks Unlimited for over 40 years and held nearly every office in the State organization, including State Chair and Regional Vice President. He is also on Ducks Unlimited's National Board of Directors, the Citizens Waterfowl Advisory Committee, is a member of the Flat River Watershed Council, a member of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Conservation Coalition, and a founding member of the Mid Michigan Sportsmen's Alliance. He is a past State Policy Chairman, and has served on the Greenville Board of Education, as Chairman of the Education Foundation of Greenville, as Vice Chair of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and as a high school basketball and football official for over thirty years, including two Division Two State Final Football games.
Steve has been married to Dawn, a retired school teacher, for 46 years. He considers himself a conservationist and has been a hunter and fisher his entire life. He was recently recognized as a Partner in Conservation by the DNR and the NRC.