In 2014 Steve joined FHW in pursuit of helping others. He worked closely with the Program Partners to offer them strategic advice and guide them through the day-to-day challenges that can distract them from what they do best—making a difference in the lives of sons, daughters and their families. In 2017, Steve was elevated to the position of CEO where he has continued to build a team that supports the growth of our Partner Programs, while holding true to the vision and culture of FHW’s Founding Dad.
Steve has devoted the last 18+ years to supporting those who make a difference in the lives of others. His career began as a senior executive in the assisted living and elder-care industry where he spent over 10 years helping to enhance quality, care, and service for tens of thousands of seniors around the country.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Oregon State University, with a concentration in finance.
As a self-proclaimed foodie, Steve is always perfecting his homemade pizza crust, made in his wood-fire pizza oven. He lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife, daughter and two labradoodles who are all subjected to his current hobby of learning to play the guitar.
“You can’t really understand the difference we make in a family’s life until you see that son or daughter embrace their mother or father for the first time after graduating from one of our programs—it’s truly amazing what our people do.”