holds a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Arts Minor) from California State University, Chico and a Masters of Arts (Performance Studies emphasis) from California State University, Northridge. As a Professor of Speech Communication and former Director of Forensics at College of DuPage, Steve has coached numerous national championship teams and award-winning readers theatres. Steve was also a faculty member with the Institute for Readers Theatre and Bristol Academy of Performing Arts. Steve is also an award-winning actor and director, working with both professional and community theaters across Chicagoland. Steve spent 13 seasons acting and directing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, where he is perhaps best known for playing the Lord Mayor of Bristol.