was born and raised in Eugene. He obtained a degree in biology from the University of Oregon before graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry
. He then entered the Air Force and completed an additional year of advanced clinical training. Before “retiring” he was stationed in Nebraska, Idaho, Germany, and California. Since 1996 he has had a solo practice in Veneta
Steve and his wife Denise have two adult daughters. Steve enjoys nearly anything you can do outdoors. Cycling, hiking, ﬁshing, climbing, and skiing are favorite indulgences.