Steve and his wife Andrea live on Upper Saranac Lake. Their two grown children, Alex and Claire, and and grandchildren Vivienne, Noa, Sloane, and Henry visit the Adirondacks as often as possible. Steve retired as Director of NYU Press in 2014 after almost 40 years in academic book publishing. He has a BA in political science from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He traces his love of the outdoors to becoming an Eagle Scout while growing up in Michigan. When not out hiking, paddling, swimming, cycling, curling, or snowshoeing, he pursues his passions of reading, food and wine, international travel, and soccer. He is a 46er and a “one-time-only” 90 Miler. He is a past chair of the Environmental Committee of the Upper Saranac Lake Association, and past Board member of the Lake Placid Curling Club. He has served as a Board member since 2015 and as Chair of the Board since 2020.