A native Oregonian, Steve especially loves this part of the Oregon coast and has lived here with his wife Joanne for the past twenty years. Attending Oregon State and Portland State Universities, he graduated with a degree in finance and computer programming, was an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years and then served as a controller and treasurer in the San Francisco financial district for fifteen years before establishing a consulting practice with Silicon Valley startups for an additional eighteen year period.
He served as president of the Arch Cape – Falcon Cove Beach Community Club, was actively involved in support of the Cannon Beach Library while his wife served as it’s president and was a director in the Arch Cape Water and Sanitary Districts from 2001 until 2011 when he subsequently provided back office support for the districts.
Steve pursued rock climbing in the Sierras, was a climbing instructor with the Mazamas Club out of Portland Oregon and can today be found hiking in the coastal watersheds adjoining Onion and Angora Peaks where he enjoys photography and observing the beautiful wildlife in the north coast. An avid reader, Steve enjoys collecting images of clouds, studying the game of GO and remaining consistently humbled with competitive chess.