Steve served his country honorably in Vietnam, enlisting on the Fourth of July following his 17th birthday. He met the love of his life the same year that he was discharged from the military, and they were married within a few weeks after they met. Steve has been described in many ways: eccentric, adventurous, passionate, ingenious, curious, caring, and stubborn, to name a few. He appreciated music, stories, art, nature, cultures, and variety everywhere he found it. He was a warrior, husband, parent, revolutionary, politician, salesman, entrepreneur, inventor, mechanic, hippie, environmentalist, beekeeper, artist, storyteller, artisan, craftsman, pastor, medicine man, upholsterer, chemical technician, counselor...and the list goes on. He specialized in restoration.