Steve is the Director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Southeast Missouri State University, and works with his team and regional leaders to provide business assistance and training to both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.
An entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience starting and managing multiple businesses in both Missouri and Florida, Steve is a passionate learning professional now tasked with coordinating, designing and developing classroom-based and online training programs for the Institute for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Steve also serves as the program coordinator for the nationally recognized Operation JumpStart training program; and in 2014 he became a certified program director and facilitator for the Kaufmann FastTrac programs.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Computer Multimedia & Graphics from Southeast Missouri State University, and is scheduled to graduate from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a M.Ed. in Educational Technology (Learning Systems Design and Development) in the fall of 2014.