Steve is a sixth/seventh generation Australian, with Irish/English/German heritage. He has training as a biologist, geologist, engineer and environmental manager, working over many years across four continents. He has been based in Western Australia for over twenty-five years.
Steve has maintained an interest in the creative arts for many years as a writer and also as an artist, focused mainly on the landscape and seascape of Australia's Southwest. He has also spent time living in the south of France.
He lives with his partner, Susie, in Dunsborough. They have two dogs and an indoor cat. Steve regularly surfs the large waves of the southwest.