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 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he resided in New York City for eight years acting, directing and producing. Steve now proudly serves as the Artistic Director of Crane River Theater. An educator at heart, he continues to teach workshops and direct productions throughout the country for regional theaters and universities. He is currently the President of Kearney Cultural Partners, President of Nebraskans for the Arts, and a recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award for Emerging Leadership presented by the Nebraska Arts Council.