Steve is an Assistant Director of outdoor Recreation and Education with the Recreational Services department at the University of Iowa. In this role, he is the Departmental Executive Officer for the Lifetime Leisure Skills (LLS) academic department, which offers credit-granting classes in outdoor recreation and leadership, martial arts, dance, and sports & exercise. Prior to holding this position he was the Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at TCU (2009-2014), Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Recreation at Texas State University (2007-2009), and a sea kayak guide for Southeast Adventure Outfitters on Saint Simons Island, GA (2005-2007). He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa, Master of Science in Recreation Management from Texas State University, and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Notable paddling trips include Boquillas Canyon of the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River/Big Bend National Park, Brazos River, San Marcos River, Guadalupe River, Buffalo National River, Lower Mountain Fork River, South Macmillan River in Yukon Territory, Voyageurs National Park, and numerous river in Iowa.