Steve is quickly becoming one of the most recognized voices heading to the top of his field announcing professional rodeo and roughstock events. Although Steve’s original plan was to purely pursue a career as a livestock auctioneer, he quickly found that his new twist on a classic style created a demand for announcing in the rodeo world.
Steve spent several years after college auctioneering at livestock sale barns while living at the family ranch in Western Montana. In 2010, Steve announced his first event for Cotton Rosser “The King of Cowboys,” of the Flying U Rodeo Company. With most of Steve’s weekends booked with rodeos, he quickly made the transition from auctioneering to announcing full time.
Along with announcing for the Flying U Rodeo Company which offers rodeo across California, Steve is a lead announcer for Las Vegas Events including Cowboy Fan Fest, as well as hosting the Cowboy Corral which opens each night of the Wrangler National Finals. Steve can also be heard announcing the 2013 & 2014 Professional Roughstock Series on RFD-TV. In 2014 Steve was featured on Instagram for a behind the scenes look into the life of a rodeo announcer.
Whether announcing in front of a crowd of thousands or being interviewed for TV or social media, Steve is well known in the world of rodeo as well as his local community. Along with his busy rodeo schedule Steve spends his free time giving back. Auctioneering for local 4-H chapters, as well as non-profit organizations such as Rancho Cielo; which aims to transform the lives of at-risk youth and empower them to become accountable, competent, productive and responsible citizens, are among the causes close to Steve’s heart.
While currently residing in Western Montana with his wife and two children, Steve works in more than 15 states and travels over 40,000 miles each year to events. Steve's twist on a classic style offers appeal to all audiences. As a former United States Marine, Steve will grab your attention from the beginning with his patriotic pride during the opening of any event. If you are a life-long fan of the sport, or if it is your first time celebrating the way of the west, Steve will keep you informed and entertained from start to finish.