Steven began his fire service career in 1994 as an inaugural member of the City of King Fire Department Explorer Post 430 in Stokes County. He is a third-generation firefighter with the organization. Steven transitioned from an Explorer to a volunteer firefighter in 1995 and was hired as a career firefighter in 2001. During his career he has served in Fire Prevention roles in both Forsyth and Stokes Counties. In 2009, Steven was selected to be the Fire Chief of the City of King Fire Department. Steven is also serving as a Paramedic for Stokes a County EMS since 1997.
Steven has served as President of both the Stokes County Fire and Rescue Association and the Forsyth County Fire and Rescue Association. He has been an active member of the Piedmont North Carolina Firefighters’ Association since 2010 and has served as a board member since 2018.
Steven has Associate Degrees in Fire Protection and Emergency Preparedness Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Administration from Fayetteville State University.
He resides in King with his wife April and their three children Lanie, Carson, and Gage. In his spare time Steven enjoys coaching youth sports, camping, and surf fishing.