Steve was born and raised in the Hawarden, Iowa area. He graduated from West Sioux High School and has a BS in Business Administration from Iowa State University. In 1988, Steve married Renee (Lausen) and they have one son, Derek.
Steve spent 18 years in various areas of the automotive industry and graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in March 2005. Additionally, he graduated from the Professional Ringmen’s Institute (PRI) in May 2007.