The Galapagos (and mainland Ecuador)
St. Thomas 2013
Diving the Saints - 2013 (St. Thomas, St. John, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and Barbados)
St. Thomas 2014 (diving photos)
St. Thomas 2015 (diving photos)
Fish Photos (aquarium photos)
Steve spent his formative years in Southern California dreaming of getting paid to surf. He received his B.S. in marine zoology and a minor in photography from California State University at Long Beach, a M.S. in vertebrate zoology from Southern Oregon University and his Ph.D. in mammalian cytogenetics and a minor in animal behavior from New Mexico State University. Now the only place he surfs is on the Internet in San Clemente, CA where the water is too cold (<80o ) for anything other than viewing (in his opinion). Before moving back to SoCal he considered the Chihuahuan desert of New Mexico and west Texas home for nearly 40 years.
Steve retired from Loretto Academy after teaching biology, zoology, photography and a wide variety of other science and computer classes. Steve is certified in all areas of science (Texas and New Mexico) and has taken a number of postgraduate courses in both education and computers. He is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Texas Association of Biology Teachers, and the National Science Teachers Association.
Prior to coming to Loretto Academy, Steve taught
biology, genetics and photomicroscopy at New Mexico State University. As a
member of the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, he conducted
research in insect biochemistry and genetics, with an emphasis on biological
control of insect populations, developed computer aided instructional
programs and various computer models to explain fluctuations in genetic
variation in both mammalian and insect populations.