Steve was born and raised in International Falls, Minnesota. A few years after graduation, he met and married his wife, Bev, and they relocated to Alexandria, MN. There he attended the Finance and Credit Management program at Alexandria Technical College. Upon graduating they made their home in Fergus Falls where he was a mortgage lender for 18 years. In 1995 they moved their family to Park Rapids where Steve took the Vice President of Mortgage Lending position at Northwoods Bank. He remained at the position for nearly 20 years. He recently retired from banking and desires to complete his working career by assisting clients to buy and sell real estate. Steve’s knowledge of the mortgage market, being aware of market conditions, and desire to assist clients make this change a good fit.
Steve and Bev have been married for nearly 40 years and have been blessed with 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Seth (Lizzy) has 5 children; Joel (Hannah) has 4 children; and Maria (Kyle Shepherd) has 3 children. All of their children live in the area and are locally employed so he has the privilege of spending time with them on a regular basis.
In addition to spending time with his family, Steve also enjoys fishing, gardening, and reading. He is also into raising chickens for eggs and has all of the equipment to raise bees and extract honey again in the future.
Let Steve put his knowledge and experience of the housing market, market conditions, and mortgage lending to work for you.