Steve was born and raised in Antigo, Wisconsin. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater. Before joining the Taylor Made team in 2001, he worked as a golf course construction supervisor in Venezuela. Steve also has a long history of experience working with Thoroughbreds. He began prepping yearlings at Crestwood Farm in 1983 for Pope McClean. He also worked at Gainesway Farm for twelve years with broodmares, breaking and training horses as a Foreman and then Broodmare Manager. At Taylor Made, his focus is on breeding mares, raising foals, and preparing them for the sales. His goal is always to raise the best horses possible.