Steve is a life-long bird watcher with a passion for nature photography. In addition to his pursuit of photography, Steve runs several businesses: Bearings & Drives Inc., Nissen & Company Inc., and Avian Resources, an exotic bird farm. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. As part of his degree, he completed an internship at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Steve is the editor of the Avicultural Society of America (ASA) Avicultural Bulletin which has been in print since 1929. ASA is the oldest national organization in America devoted to promoting aviculture and educating the public on the proper care of birds in captivity.