Steve comes to Dream Town following a more than 30-year career directing housing and community development programs at the Federal and local government level. Steve has a passion for neighborhoods demonstrated by his years of community activism in the Edgewater neighborhood, which include eight terms as president of the Edgewater Glen Neighborhood Association, one of the oldest neighborhood groups in Chicago. With this varied experience, Steve brings a unique and unequaled depth of knowledge to the Dream Town team. Steve believes that a home is just about the single most important element around which solid families and communities are built. He brings this passion to each client relationship.
A native of downstate Illinois, Steve fell in love with the Chicago on an 8th grade trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. In the four years just prior to moving to Chicago in 1984, Steve's volunteer community work included serving a term as Mayor of Plymouth, Illinois.
Steve has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sangamon State (now the University of Illinois at Springfield) and has had his Illinois Real Estate license for more than 20 years.
When he is not engaged in real estate, Steve enjoys gardening at his two-flat in Edgewater Glen where he lives with his partner, Gina Caruso.