Steve joined KPO in the summer of 2020 after working for the Puget Sound Veteran’s Administration and Portland VA healthcare systems.
He was introduced to prosthetics and orthotics during four years as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy, including a year in Afghanistan. When he came home, Steve
attended the University of Washington and earned a bachelor’s degree in prosthetics/orthotics. “I truly enjoy working in the O&P industry, and other than time away from my family, I consider it a hobby. As Mark Twain said, Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Originally from Auburn, Washington, Steve and wife Sheena, 4-year-old Ethan and 2-year old Elliana, were happy to exchange the hectic westside for north Idaho. The full time CPO and full-time dad finds time to play guitar on his church’s worship team. In fact, “play” in one form or another, rounds out Steve’s life playing with his kids, playing basketball, softball and the guitar.
“My efforts to be a compassionate and thorough practitioner have a vast impact on the lives of other individuals,” Steve says. “People may forget my name, but my efforts will live on through the life of my patients.”