Steve met his wife Shelley in College. Shelley, a school teacher, was raised in Gordon, of which she calls that end of the state “God’s Country”. Soon after college, they married and then added their first child to the family. Years later, they wanted to do well on to others so they signed up for foster care. To that desire, over the next 10 years they welcomed four foster children to their home, of which each of them has stayed in their home and since have been adopted. Their small family of three soon blossomed to a family of seven in no time. He says, most days, he is not willing to give any of them back.
Outside of work and family, Steve has spent significant time with volunteer Fire & Rescue. He is a 24 year member of Rescue today. To that line of work he has coined a phrase: “Care giver and difference maker” providing critical care to those most in need. Additionally Steve has spent his volunteer time doing things like: A “Guardian” for the Honor Flights to DC, participates in the American Legion, VFW, Village Board, and community parades, served on parish councils, endowment boards, CCD teacher, Cub Scout leader, Special Olympic volunteer, Chamber of Commerce, and so many more. To this list of community service, Steve was added the team that will design and build a Veterans Memorial Park, honoring God, County, Family, and Veterans.