As a 35 year veteran of emergency services Steve has dedicated himself to assisting fellow responders with having healthier and happier lives. Steve was a cofounder of Alaska Firefighter Peer Support, currently serving as a peer supporter. Is a Group Leader for Soldiers Heart is currently working with a team of therapist and equine therapy trainers to create an equine assisted PTSD therapy program for Alaska First Responders called Responders Promise. He is a member of the Alaska CISM Team, traveling around the state for Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and is the National Volunteer Fire Council, Alaska Health Wellness Advocate. Steve is Nationally Certified Instructor for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Intervention and prevention.
Recently retired from Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety after 18 years as the Coordinator for the Alaska Office of Rural Fire Protection. Steve has over thirty five years experience as a volunteer and paid member in emergency services as Firefighter, EMT, Driver/ Operator, Company Officer, USCG Licensed Captain, Dive Rescue Specialist and a former member of the U.S. Federal Disaster Response Team. Steve is an Honorary Life Member of the Alaska Fire Chief Association and the Alaska State Firefighters Association.
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