Steve has immersed himself in the marine industry since the age of 18, accumulating over 41 years of experience in yachting. From an early age, he recognized his passion for being part of an industry closely connected to boating and the ocean. His journey began at the age of 8 when he discovered sailing, sparking a profound interest in learning various facets of boating and sailing.
Post-college, Steve embarked on his favored career path as a sailmaker. Under the mentorship of Dick Deaver at North Sails, he dedicated himself to mastering the art of sailmaking, honing the skills required to craft sails with optimal shape and performance for winning regattas. After an extensive tenure with North Sails, he continued his career with Ullman Sails in Newport Beach.
Steve’s career as a sailmaker flourished, enabling him to pursue his competitive sailing aspirations in offshore racing events like the Manzanillo Race, Cabo Races, Puerto Vallarta, and Transpac. He also participated in world-class inshore racing events such as SORC, Clipper Cup, Miami Race Week, Key West Race Week, St Francis Big Boat Series, Etchells Worlds, Melges 24 Worlds, Chicago to Mackinaw race, and numerous local races, both offshore and point to point.
At the end of 2023, a new chapter unfolds for Steve as he joins the team at Engel & Voelkers Yachting. Eager to broaden his sales opportunities to encompass new endeavors, Steve looks forward to the exciting challenges and growth ahead.