Steve has been a farrier in northern Colorado for 12 years. He became a Certified Natural Balance Farrier (CNBF) in 2006, and went on to earn his Certified Lameness Specialist certification (CLS) in April of 2007. In 2010, he became one of the first farriers to become a Certified Examiner (CE) and Certified Instructor (CI) for the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO). In addition to instructing, Steve is involved with ongoing research to help further the understanding of the equine foot. The latest research project includes recognizing hoof distortions, and accurately locating the distal phalanx and center of articulation through the widest part of the foot. Through his travels in the US and Europe as an ELPO educator, Steve has broadened his experience with, and exposure to, more difficult horses. In turn, he is asked to work on horses with multiple lameness issues, fractures, ringbone, soft tissue injuries, and extreme founder, just to name a few. In 2012, Steve became the President of the ELPO and continues to help guide and maintain focus for the organization.