Like most people, Steve has had a love of food for his entire life. That love has served him well some days and not well others. In his early twenties, there was a period where he went from 145 lbs to 240 lbs. That didn’t seem to go well so he began a series of diets to correct the problem, but the cycle of weight-loss and weight-gain didn’t stop until he spent time learning more about the foods he ate. It’s been almost 20 years since the high point in weight, and he’s found a set of foods he loves and can regularly eat and enjoy without worrying about growing again. He prefers a whole food plant-based diet and has maintained his 155 lbs for almost a year now while enjoying all that minimally processed foods offer.

He’s studied at Brightwater (a culinary school here in Bentonville) and at Precision Nutrition to formalize his knowledge of foods and cooking. He can combine the best of both worlds by knowing what to eat and how to prepare it. His goal is to serve others and help them to have a healthy relationship with food while learning practical skills and healthy habits that can be carried well into retirement. Everyone is created uniquely and food is more than fuel. It’s a combination of culture, family, friends, preferences, and numerous things which can’t be programmed into a one-size fits all model. So, you can expect to lead your nutrition journey with your preferences and natural bents with a guide alongside you to keep you on track and provide healthy advice along the way.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Steve and his family have lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2006. After a 30 year break from the gym, he’s been at Bear State since September 2019 and has brought his wife, Shelli, along for the ride.


  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • B.B.A. from Texas A&M University
  • M.S. from Liberty University