Personal Interests

Dogs – My golden retriever, Cooper, is my second golden and the first male dog I’ve had in a very long time. I am still getting used to the puppy energy and the male dog energy. 

Cats I have the world’s coolest cat, Howdy Man, which is actually my daughter’s cat. 

Motorcycling – I enjoy road trips around the Pacific Northwest. These days I mostly ride a Ducati Super Sport and a Gold Wing. I seem to trade motorcycles often. I’ve enjoyed riding Harley’s and have had a V-Rod and a Soft tail.

Home Improvement – I get a lot of satisfaction out of home improvement projects. I built my own home theater room.

Car Wax – I was debating with a friend whether cleaning something could ever be fun, and I realized I actually spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning–but when you do it to your car it’s called detailing! I like all aspects of detailing, and I especially enjoy car wax. At one point I had my car divided in 6 different test panels for different kinds of wax. Does that surprise anyone? Probably not.

Target Shooting I enjoy putting holes in paper the hard way. The picture is from one of my best range days ever. I didn’t have any groups larger than 1″ (5 shots at 100 yards) and many were under 0.5″. I mostly shoot varmint caliber rifles. My favorite cartridge is 221 Fireball. 

Community Service – I’m on the board of my local Rotary club and was president for 2021-22. I also served on my local school board for six years.

Get in touch with me.

My Ducati in Eastern Washington

Summer trip to eastern Washington

More Summer in eastern Washington

steve on his motorcycle

Me on a Harley I Don’t Own Anymore