Steve has been in the insurance industry since 1982, starting with the McDermid Agency, then in April 2018, joining Strobel Insurance Agency.
After graduation from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a Comprehensive Business Administration degree, Steve joined the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive. A few years later a career change took him to Madison, WI as Director of Development for the Wisconsin Epilepsy Association as their only full-time employee. Five years later, Steve had built the Association to 19 employees and Nine centers throughout Wisconsin. In 1980 he moved his family to Eau Claire, starting the Epilepsy Center of the Chippewa Valley. Two years later, he joined his father at the McDermid Agency.
Steve is married to his wife Corri, and they have two children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, fish, travel, and chase a small white ball around a golf course.