Steve became interested in Buddhist teachings while living in Europe during the 1970s. While taking an FPMT online course in 2013 Steve discovered the Kadampa Center and has been studying and practicing at Kadampa ever since. In addition to the courses Kadampa offers he is also enrolled in the “Foundation of Buddhist Thought,” an education course of the Jamyang Centre in London which is also affiliated with FPMT. Steve is a capital case defense investigator in both state and federal court. He sees the teachings of the Buddha as personal advice and hopes volunteering at Kadampa will make the Dharma more available.