Steve’s first job as a tour guide was during college, driving horse-drawn carriages on Michigan's famous Mackinac Island, near where he grew up. His career in tourism really began in 2000 as a Tour Leader with theAmerican Orient Express Railway, a deluxe cruise ship on rails. Steve has visited all 50 states, and 13 foreign countries. He has served on the Colorado Tourism Office board of directors and with the Fremont County Colorado Tourism Council. Steve has earned professional certifications from the International Guide Academy, National Association for Interpretation, the Netherlands Institute for Tourism, and Colorado Tourism Office. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Guides Association, and International Association of Tour Directors & Guides. 



Reed City, Michigan

Aisle or Window

Window. Having traveled extensively overland by train, motor coach, vans and automobiles, Steve enjoys the window seat where he can gaze and the terrain below, identifying cities, rivers, mountain ranges and other landmarks.

Hidden Gem

Colorado's West End and the Paradox Valley

Ideal Sunday

Being outdoors in my own backyard, or in nature's more remote backyard.

Travel Item

A solid plan that is flexible.

You Must Know

How our dry climate and high elevations may affect you.

Bucket List

On a USA road trip, avoiding 4-lane, interstate highways to the greatest extent possible.

My Role

As an Experience Ambassador I get to help guests create special, lasting memories as we see, learn about and experience new things, gaining a deeper appreciation for the places and people we visit.