Steve joined the Town's staff as Public Information Officer (PIO) in 2007. Prior to working for Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, he was a newspaper reporter and editor for 25 years. He began his professional journalism career in college covering statewide issues as a stringer for the Associated Press in Providence, R.I. Steve was hired by the Fort Lauderdale News & Sun-Sentinel in 1980, where he worked for 18 years covering police, general assignment, city government, scuba diving and ocean environmental issues. His first municipal beat was covering the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. A native of East Providence, R.I., Steve earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Providence College in 1977. He volunteers his time as an actor and writer with Sea Shorts, the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Community Center's semi-annual theater production.