Steven was born in Tacoma, WA just north of Fort Lewis. He always knew he wanted to serve his country, and decided to attend West Point to facilitate his dream of becoming an Army Officer. While at West Point, he double majored in Spanish and International Relations while also participating on the West Point Parachute Team. He received his commission in 2013 as an infantry officer and spent over four years in the 82nd Airborne Division. While a Paratrooper, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In 2018, Steven decided to separate from the Army to spend more time with his wife. He was accepted to the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and plans to enroll in fall 2019. Post-graduation, he hopes to work in a Bay Area technology startup. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with his wife and their black lab, Shadow.