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.
At the community level, Steve has been a leading advocate for residents serving as Vice-Chair of the OC-Transpo Advisory Committee and a member of the City of Ottawa Heritage Advisory Committee. As a trustee on the Ottawa Public Library Board, Steve worked to ensure that this core service was efficient and accountable to taxpayers. He encouraged the public library to find alternative forms of revenue. He understands government and has experience with public-private partnerships.
He has also been a leader in building and shaping his neighbourhood as Executive Vice-President of the Riverside South Community Association. Steve played a lead role in the successful fight to protect lands reserved for a much-needed elementary school and lobbied school boards to focus on the needs of the community.
Steve is a member of the Friends of the Rideau River and a founding member of the Barrhaven Legion.