Steve is an Assistant Director of the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy at the UVU Institute of Emergency Services & Homeland Security.
A.A.S. in Fire Science from Utah Valley Community College
Journalism from Metropolitan State College
NFA Command Staff Fellowship Graduate, National Fire Academy 1981
Thirty seven years experience fire fighting, law enforcement, emergency medicine, and teaching others in those disciplines. Teaching at UVU since 1985
Former Chairman, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, Degree assembly
Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands Advisory Board
National Fire Protection Association 1000 Committee,
Board Member, Entrada Institute
Board Member Colorado Plateau Archeological Alliance
Utah Fire Service Grants Committee
FEMA Grant Reviewer
Utah State Fire Chiefs Assn.
Utah State Fireman's Association
Recipient: 2000 and 2006 Utah State Forester's Awards
Winner, Charles Redd Center for Western History Award from Utah Division of History
Music, woodworking, antique & guitar restoration, river running, writing. Currently researching and writing a book telling the stories of every Utah firefighter who has died in the line of duty.