Steve graduated from Hope College in 2008 with a BS in geology and a minor in environmental science. He spent a few years in the corporate environmental world and quickly realized that a desk job was not a good fit. Steve started guiding in northern Michigan in 2013. A passionate fly fisherman for 21 years now, his love of fly fishing has allowed him to fish extensively throughout the Midwest, the Texas gulf and fabled western trout rivers. Steve enjoys sharing his knowledge and excitement with his clients. He always strives to have fun on the water and wants each customer to leave every trip with a couple of new techniques while having a great day. In his spare time Steve enjoys swinging for steelhead, streamer fishing for the next trophy brown, bird hunting with his German Shorthair (Harper) and spending quality time with his fiancé.