A former United States Marine and graduate of CSU Chico with a degree in Ag Business, Steve has always had a passion for ranching. Raised in a ranching community and following in his Grandfather's footsteps, he knew he wanted to be an auctioneer at an early age. Steve has spent most of his life in sale barns and working cattle. Steve performs multiple sales a week for Beaverhead Livestock Auction and Montana Livestock Auction Company. In 2018 he was named "Rookie of the Year" by the Livestock Marketing Association.
Steve is also a representative for Superior Livestock. Superior has created a national livestock market where prices are discovered through competitive bidding, without regard to local climate conditions or demand. Through its nationwide marketing network, Superior Livestock Auction can serve sellers and buyers throughout the United States.
Steve is also a lead announcer for Las Vegas Events, announcing the Junior NFR during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Steve was featured by Instagram for a behind the scenes look into the life of a rodeo announcer.
Along with his busy schedule, Steve spends his free time giving back. Auctioneering for local 4H chapters, as well as non-profit organizations such as Rancho Cielo; which transforms the lives of at-risk youth.
Steve resides in Southwest Montana with his wife and three children.