Steve was born and raised in Montana. He stepped into the County Commissioner role with a long history of serving the citizens of Lake County through emergency services dating back to 1978. His careers have spanned 22 years as Facilities and Building Services Director at Polson's St. Joseph Hospital to over 30 years with Lake County Disaster and Emergency Services. He committed 20 years of volunteer work with the Polson Fire department and was a vital employee in the early years of Polson Ambulance's beginnings. Steve brings to the table a significant understating of Lake County's government operations within the federal, state, local and tribal frameworks. He enjoys the challenge of maintaining and enhancing Lake County's infrastructure.