Steve grew up in a military family and followed his love of flying by attending the Air Force Academy. Graduating in 1976 with a BS, and later attaining an MBA, he served the next ten years as a T-38 Instructor Pilot in Texas and an F-15 Instructor Pilot both at home and abroad. After leaving the Air Force in 1986, he spent the next 31 years as a Captain with American Airlines, flying the Boeing 727, 757, 767, and McDonnell Douglas MD-82/83. Having a lifelong interest in studying and exploring the D&RGW and other Colorado narrow gauge railroads, he became a member of the Friends many years ago. He has been actively attending numerous work sessions since retirement, assisting in several projects including the restoration of Tourist Sleeper 470, lettering rolling stock, and as a docent and wrangler on charter trains. He is passionate about the Friends’ mission of maintaining and promoting the C&TSRR as a living museum and a tribute to its place in shaping Colorado history. Steve lives in Dallas, Texas, and has many interests including, traveling, four-wheeling, model railroading, woodworking, cooking, and restoring his 1921 Model T.