Steve is a full time hot air balloon pilot operating a balloon rides business in the winter resort of Palm Springs California during the winter and traveling to balloon festivals with the Cosmic Crisp apple balloon throughout the summer months. In 2023 he will participate in international festivals in Qatar, Italy, Canada and throughout the US. Sreve is married to Cindy and they live in Palm Desert, CA and  have 3 kids and 3 grandchildren.

Competition History
Year Event Country Location Ranking Average
2024Angola Balloons AloftUnited StatesAngola, IN17477
20232023 BFA US National ChampionshipUnited StatesLongview, Texas36482
2022The Great Reno Balloon RaceUnited StatesReno2837
2021Great Reno Balloon Race 2021United StatesReno, Nevada3918
20212021 US National ChampionshipUnited StatesScottsbluff, Nebraska35394
20192019 US National Hot Air Balloon ChampionshipUnited StatesScotts Bluff County, Nebraska26474