Founder and Chairman
Old Fashioned Values
Steve was raised on a large cattle ranch in Central California. His family had a back ground in ranching, rodeo and had also worked for years in the film business.
At an early age he was surrounded by “can do” people and had one goal in life, to be a rodeo cowboy.
Through out the 1970’s Steve competed at rodeos in the Northwest in calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping. To supplement his income he operated heavy equipment, logged, built houses and trained horses.
In 1983, now married with two children, decided to begin a business in the Satellite TV industry. After borrowing $6,000 he formed Sat-Pak Corporation and in one year it became the largest distributor of Satellite wire in the U.S. Over 10,000 dishes per month were installed nationwide using his wire.
In 1988 with sales over $2.2 million per year it was time to move on; he sold the company to one of his employees.
In 1988 Steve packed up his family and headed off to Ambassador College in Pasadena California. After graduation he was ordained a church pastor and served in Pittsburgh and South Bend Indiana for a total of 11 years.
He spent a great deal of time with the youth of the church and became a sought after speaker. He later stepped down, feeling he had given something back, and began investing.
Real Estate Investing
Starting in the South Bend area he was involved in the remodeling of over 50 homes providing a first time buying opportunity for 48 families. Not only was this profitable but provided an opportunity for his children to work and learn business principles.
Many properties were in rough shape but with hard work the changes were impressive and profitable.
In 1995 Steve wanted to give his high school children an opportunity to learn more about how business works so he invented a kitchen tool, originally called “The Platypus”.
After a name change, they patented the newly christened “Drawer-Mate“, handy a combination of plier, hammer and two screw drivers.
He put his son, Jordan and daughter Alisha in charge of all billing, receivables and shipping of samples. After he secured the Wal-Mart chain as their main customer the children took care of all the drop shipping to the 2400 stores.
Chairman of Hollister Capital & Board Member of TalentHouse, Inc.
In 2015 Hollister Capital, owned by Steve & Jordan joined forces with TalentHouse Inc. by raising over $4,000,000.
Established in 2009 with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin & Mumbai TalentHouse is a $125 million dollar company with a tech platform and global community of 750,000 multimedia artists and influencers from 175 countries across film, design, art, music, fashion, photography.
Talenthouse clients include leading global brands and entertainment icons.
Steve still competes in team roping and travels to Arizona each to
compete in the senior divisions of Professional Team Roping.
Despite carrying a 5 handicap in golf, Steve lost the
Sheppherd Family Golf Championship to Jordan this year.
But there’s always NEXT YEAR!