Steve began his career in the distilled spirits industry in 1985 as an on-premise sales representative working a mountain territory that included Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain.
In 1988 Steve was hired by Carillon Importers as a Regional Manager to Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. In 1996 he was promoted to Western Division Manager and added California, Hawaii, Nevada and Alaska to his areas of responsibility. In 1998 he became the Spirits Manager for Southern Wine & Spirits of Arizona. In 2002 he was promoted to General Sales Manager On-Premise. In 2003 Steve moved to SWS of Colorado as the VP