Steve is a veteran manager with over 30 years of experience and has had the pleasure of orchestrating success through two unique careers (Law Enforcement and Retail Management/Business Ownership).

Steve’s goal is to continue acting as an “Ambassador” for our community and be out front working to promote the ideals of making Cottage Grove be the “best Cottage Grove” we can be while keeping community satisfaction a top priority!


My call to service was inspired by a grateful appreciation for the quality life my family and I have experienced here. Whether as a property owner, a small business investor, or in regarding the quality education my children received, I consider Cottage Grove as fantastic choice for local living. During my four years on the City Council, I have brought what I’ve learned about life and business to the process to assist our community in any way I could. And since “local” government touches our lives more directly than other levels, I have worked through transparency and honesty to help create a level of trust people could believe in. Since we are in the “people business” first and foremost, I have brought a respectful tone to my work designed to promote civic pride and enhanced professionalism.