Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Texas Tech University in 1997 and earned his Masters of Archaeology in Heritage Management from the University of Leicester in the UK in 2001. Steve worked as an archaeologist with the state of Texas for more than 13 years. During that time he explored prehistoric settlements as well as historic battlefield sites throughout the state, including the Battle of Adobe Walls. Steve received his education certification and taught fourth grade for 10 years for Klein ISD. During this time, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas nominated Steve as the Texas History Teacher of the Year for fourth grade in 2011, an honor he was awarded. In 2013, Steve became the Living History Educator and District Historian for Klein ISD. In this role he serves as caretaker and manager of the living history museum at Wunderlich Farms in the district. Steve joined the Save Water Texas team of educators as “Texas Smith” and serves as archaeology consultant, ensuring that related material presented is consistent with up-to-date archaeology techniques and in-line with state curriculum.