Steve is an experienced fisherman and was a long-time friend of Phil Harris. He's done all kinds of fishing over the years, but more recently he took time off to pursue other career options. Steve joined the Cornelia Marie for the 2009 Opilio season, only to inherit an engine room that is known for its contrary disposition. He'll still admit to being a little rusty, but Steve is a first-class engineer who can also lend a hand on deck.
Steve returned for the 2010 King season but after a few weeks it was clear that he could never serve with Relief Captain Derrick Ray. Despite Derrick's departure before the 2011 King season, Steve chose not to return.