Steve was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Jenks High School.
He attended Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in History.
After getting married and working a few years, he began law school at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated in 2000. While in law school he served as Associate Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois.
Steve is married and has four children. Steve attends Community Christian Church in Durant and is active in the his community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County and serving as the Vice Chairman for the Board of Directors of J127 Ministry, Inc. He formerly served as the commissioner of the Durant OK Kids Baseball League.