Steve grew up on a Minnesota farm directly under the flight path of North Central DC-3s, which flew between Minneapolis and Brookings, South Dakota, each day. He took his first flight lessons in his junior year of college at Batting Aviation in Brookings. He passed his checkride in March 1969, eventually earning his commercial multi-engine, instrument, and instructor ratings. He and his wife Sharon moved to Hartford, Wisconsin, in the early 1980s and taught tailwheel flying almost every night and weekend for fifteen years. In January 2000, Steve and Sharon became managers of “The Cub Club” and on April 1, 2004, Steve left his day job and opened Cub Air Flight, LLC, training students exclusively in Piper J-3 Cubs. Steve also served as the president of the Midwest Antique Airplane Club (MAAC) for 13 years, assisted with the launch of EAA’s Young Eagles program, and is an active speaker at area schools and community organizations. He authors and publishes the Cub Club newsletter and is a monthly contributor for EAA’s Sport Aviation magazine. In 2012 Cub Air Flight hosted the Pre-AirVenture Oshkosh Piper Cub 75th Anniversary event and launched 75 Cubs at sunrise for a mass arrival at the show. Steve remains active in EAA Boards, as an instructor, author, and tailwheel expert.