Steve is a lifelong resident of Normal, having attended local public schools and Illinois State University as an art major. Being part of a family heavily involved in building trades and maintenance, Steve’s professional journey followed that path. From sweeping floors at construction sites to learning most phases of construction through hands-on experiences, his knowledge of the industry developed. In 1984, he joined Illinois State University as a building maintenance mechanic. After nine successive promotions in 35 years, Steve retired in 2019 as Associate Director of Facilities Management. While in that position, he had leadership roles that included campus-wide responsibilities over building and grounds maintenance, as well as janitorial services. In other campus capacities he oversaw project management, cost estimating, and construction for numerous building improvements. After retiring from ISU, Steve joined the Illinois Art Station Foundation Board, with the express duty of guiding the Foundation through the design and construction phases of the first permanent home for Illinois Art Station. Steve was also honored to be invited to join the Illinois Art Station Board of Directors and is excited to be a part of guiding Illinois Art Station beyond the completion of the new facility.