Steve is the previous owner of the lodge, and still loves to spend his summers guiding. Born and raised on the outskirts of Vancouver, he started fishing at a very early age thanks to his Dad's love of the outdoors. He started guiding at the lodge in 1980 as a summer job while working on a biology degree at university. It took him about 24 hours to realize that lodge life was the life for him. He became a partner in the business in the mid-eighties and took sole ownership of the lodge in 2003.

His fishing philosophy is simple. One third skill, one third patience, and one third luck. Knowing that he controls a solid majority of the factors leading to a successful outing has served him well over the years.