Steven has worked in the Food and Beverage industry for nearly twenty years – from washing dishes at a mom and pop Italian restaurant in his hometown of Diamond Bar, to managing a Bar and Grill in Golden, Colorado. His love of food and wine, however, was born in a fine dining restaurant at the Disneyland Resort called the Napa Rose, a world class Dining Room specializing in Wine Country Cuisine, with a Wine Program that set new standards for excellence in the culinary world. The relationship between Disney and the Court of Master Sommeliers put Steven on a path that would forever change and enrich his life.

After many years of study, and with the help of many great mentors, Steven advanced through the Court of Master Sommeliers and attained the Master Sommelier Diploma in February of 2008 and has since been an active participant with the Court as a wine educator.

Steven currently works as the Beverage Director at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Since his arrival, the Wine Program at Big Canyon has been recognized among Country Clubs as one of the finest in the nation.