Steve began his career at the age of 15 as the Leader of the African Drum and Dance group the OGUNDA’S. For seven years, the group performed at festivals, prisons, colleges and various special events in the State of Washington including CTI Jazz at the Paramount Theatre. He later studied theatre arts, music and advertising at the University of Washington, worked as an Equity actor in Seattle,  and produced and directed plays in Seattle. As an actor he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in the KCTS 9 Drama, Cellar George of which he played the title character.

Steve served as Director of the Langston Hughes Center for 11 years and 20 years as the Managing Artistic Director at Seattle Center, managing Festal, a series of Cultural Festivals.In 2001 Steve was the Recipient of the Corporate Council for the Arts (now Artsfund) “Unsung Hero Award”. He was selected as “Man of the Year” by the Fifth District First AME Church of the Pacific Northwest and in 2019 he was given the City of Seattle Leadership in Management award and the Cultural Custodian Award from the Central District Reunion committee.

Currently he teaches acting at Alan T. Sugiyama High School.

Steve Directed the Community Black History production, “Can I get a Witness” which involved over 50 cast and crew members and performed to capacity crowds at the Langston Hughes Arts Institute. Steve is the proud Dad of 6 Children, 6 grandchildren and is madly in love with his wife, Vida, his childhood sweetheart. They will celebrate  43 years of marriage this year.