After earning his degree from USC, Steve taught high school for eight years in the Los Angeles Unified School District before leaving to pursue a career in business. He focused on manufacturing and industrial sales and marketing, owning and managing a custom molded rubber seal and O-ring manufacturing company for the last 32 years. The company was a major supplier to the automotive, water filtration, and food processing industries and was sold to the Boyd Corporation in 2016.
Now, Steve is actively involved with several social enterprises dedicated to generating revenue to financially support Christian institutions and universities. He also sits on the boards of four charities that promote sustainable economic growth in Honduras, Haiti, and Africa, as well as faith-based spiritual development programs. Steve is particularly passionate about Transformational Character Development through curriculum programs that foster a relationship with Christ, which he believes can change not only an individual's value system and character, but also the culture of institutions and corporations that influence our political and economic environment.
In addition, Steve has a strong interest in Marching Bands and is a dedicated supporter of the USC Trojan Marching Band. He has also lent his support to the Human Factor Leadership Academy (HFLA) Marching Band in Ghana, helping them procure new uniforms from the Fruhauf Company, which supplies band uniforms for major universities including Notre Dame. Steve's other hobbies include gardening and sportfishing, and he enjoys taking three seven to eight day trips each summer to catch yellowtail, yellowfin, bluefin tuna, and wahoo. He lives in San Diego with his wife and loves spending time with his family, especially his grandsons Brody and Mason.