Born and raised in Nebraska, Steve discovered his passion for music and theater performing on stages throughout the Midwest including the Nebraska Repertory Theater, Minnesota Repertory Theater and Illinois Music Theater. After receiving his BA and MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he resided in New York City for eight years acting, directing and producing. He co-founded Three’s Company Productions, which produced plays throughout the city. Steve now proudly serves as the Artistic Director of Crane River Theater in Nebraska, a professional production company he founded in 2009 which draws in artists from across the country. An educator at heart, he continues to teach workshops and direct productions throughout the country for regional theaters and universities. He is a current board member for Nebraskans for the Arts and a 2014 recipient of the Nebraska Arts Council Governor’s Arts Award for Emerging Leadership.