Steve has faithfully served the country dance community since the early 80’s. Steve quickly determined that there existed a critical need for a common set of competition rules that could be used at other events. Early efforts creating rules in conjunction with other directors eventually led to the Western States Rules, and then the UCWDC rules a few years later. Steve has served on various committees within the UCWDC® including Rules, the Business Team, Ethics committee, and as the Director of the World Championships forWorlds II throughV. Steve was elected the UCWDC’s third President, a position he held in 2003 and 2004. Steve is the director of the longest running UCWDC event (since 1985): the Frezno Dance Classic.