Growing up in Ontario in and amongst the lakes of the shield prompted Steve to find a way to understand, protect, and enjoy the waters of the world. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Geography with research on wetlands and the Canadian Arctic, and a Master’s degree investigating the effects of logging and forestry practices on headwater streams and wetlands in coastal watersheds. Steve has planned and constructed hundreds of hydrometric and climate stations with remote access challenges, and in unstable stream and wetland environments, in the northern Alberta, BC, and the Canadian Arctic. This foundational knowledge of data collection and analysis is instrumental for understanding flow regimes and water balances, assessing potential project or climate change impacts, as well as understanding how watersheds can be more effectively protected and reclaimed in the Canadian oil sands region. Steve joined Hatfield in 2008 and became an Associate Partner at Hatfield in 2019.
During his free time, Steve enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and dog, paddling, swimming, crossing, or just playing in streams and lakes along the way.