Steven wanted to be a trainer since he took his first class as a student in 1991. In 2008 he enrolled in Companion Animal Sciences Institute, taking courses in evolution, learning, behavior, and training. He received his Dog Training Certification in 2010 and later that same year he began assisting at CCSC until became an instructor. Steven has a passion for studying evolution and communication in dogs and reads any book and study he can, and considers how what he learns can be applied to training. He intends to continue his studies in behavior modification. Steven is a charter member of the Pet Professional Guild. He lives in Columbia with his wife, daughter, and his dogs Puck and Duncan.