Steve operates as Omni Ecosystems Maintenance Technician and certified Arborist (5445-IL). Steve has served as Horticulturist to multiple City of Chicago and Park District contracts as well as at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Instilled with a love of the natural world from a young age, Steve is a believer in the conversion of unused space to green space emphasizing its role and impact in the native environment.
Steve graduated with a BA in Geography and Environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University and spent three years in the Horticulture Department at College of DuPage. Raised in Palatine Illinois, and after a 21-year residency in Chicago, Steve now lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and two kids. When not in the garden, Steve can be found playing punk-rock bass, traveling, and playing with his cat.