Steve and his family are residents of the ward and their young son was born at the Queensway-Carleton hospital. Steve has also spent several years working in South Nepean. Fully bilingual, Steve is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Carleton University. For more than a decade, Steve has worked for several departments in the federal government and most recently in supporting Canada's hard-hit beef sector. He also managed a program designed to support small-and-medium sized enterprise.