With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma, Steve began his career as a newspaper journalist where he developed very important skills that would boost a career in sales and leadership. Understanding the “why” about people, products and business has been critical in his professional journey.
Steve transitioned into the staffing industry on April Fool’s Day in 1991. While serving in executive leadership and overseeing multiple brands simultaneously, he has helped people and teams learn to win and developed a personal Make It Happen brand in the process. His career has included staffing, executive search, temporary placement, day labor, skilled trades, .COM, recruiting, consulting, mergers and acquisitions, with a little real estate and construction thrown in for good measure.
Steve drives his passion for developing tomorrow’s leaders through coaching, outreach and mentoring, both in the professional world and with local youth. He has coached sports in the Mustang, OK area since 2004, including softball, basketball and baseball and served 10+ years on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.
Sooner born and Sooner bred, Steve is a true "Okie from Muskogee". He was born and raised in Muskogee, and Oklahoma pride is more than evident. Steve is a Certified Counselor Sales Process (CSP) Instructor and has served in leadership on various boards and as trusted advisor for over 25 years, most recently as Secretary of the Board of Directors for OCPA Impact.
Steve and his wife Lauren have three children, ranging in ages from intermediate school to college. Extremely active in band, art, athletics, Girl Scouts and church activities, among other things, all three have been recognized for their leadership on campus.
A self-proclaimed “baseball geek,” Steve has been a member of the Down Under Baseball League since 1994. DUBL is a 28-member APBA baseball-simulation fantasy league. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not dorky enough. Steve is among the 3% club with an ENTP in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. His Strengths Finder is Strategic, WOO, Competition, Maximizer and Futuristic. His lucky number is 14, he is a stereo-typical Leo and his favorite color is green.