Steve is a co-founder and chair of Black Mountain Circle's Board of Directors. He served as the director of Black Mountain Circle for 5 years and is the founder of the Geography of Hope and West Marin Review, two of BMC’s first programs. Steve has 45 years experience in community organizing including as a Vista volunteer, an aide to Congressman Pete Stark, a program director for the Trust for Public Land, and executive director of the City of Oakland’s strategic planning office. He was a co-owner of Point Reyes Books for 14 years. Steve is currently involved in many West Marin projects.