Steve was born and raised in Fresno, California. After graduating from Bullard High Steve spent six years building homes, roads and Marinas in the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada’s and Gulf Islands of British Columbia. After Steve graduated from Malaspina University in British Columbia and The University of Portland with his Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Business Administration respectively Steve became a Certified Public Accountant working for a Regional Accounting Firm in Portland Oregon. Steve began a career in financial services as an auditor working for PacifiCorp Financial Services. He then moved into Bank Acquisitions and Financial Reporting with First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in both Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. Afterward, Steve joined Bank One, working in Phoenix, Denver and Columbus, Ohio. Immediately prior to moving home to Fresno, Steve held the position of President of The Grange Bank in Columbus, Ohio.
Before becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Suncrest Bank in Visalia, Steve was most recently President and CEO of Security First Bank in Fresno, a bank in which he helped organize in 2005, and open in 2007. Steve has been married to his best friend Pat since 1981 and they have three grown Children all living and working in the Fresno Area. Steve and Pat live on their ranch in the Clovis Foothills where he puts his building skills to work on a regular basis. Steve is also very active in his Christian Walk at both his church and the mission field. The intersection of his love of Jesus and his building skills is where his passion for Habitat for Humanity resides. Steve believes the dignity of having a proper roof overhead brought to our families through service in the name of Jesus Christ is a great testimony for followers of Christ.