Steve was born and raised on a farm in West Central Wisconsin where he learned the value of hard work at an early age. After graduating from Osseo-Fairchild high school and working his way through college at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Steve enlisted in the U.S. Army. His Army career spanned 32 years where he eventually earned his commission, eventually retiring as a Colonel.
Presiding over several commands and earning numerous awards, Steve gained a level of experience that few can match. It also gave him a unique perspective on the challenges facing our country. Commanding a military instillation, serving in active war zones, responding to natural disasters and working with the Veterans Administration have positioned Steve to be the clear choice to represent the 3rd District in Washington.
During his Army career, Steve met and married his wife Carla. Since retiring from the service, Steve and Carla have returned home to Osseo. They have two grown children, Stephanie and Austin.