Steve was born and raised in Albuquerque and graduated from Highland High School. He attended UNM on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University.
Steve spent 14 years as a Director for the YMCA in Amarillo, St. Louis, and Albuquerque before going to work for UNM as the Associate Director of the Alumni Association. He spent 18 years in higher education with various colleges and universities before returning to Albuquerque where most recently he has served as the Director of Advancement for St. Pius X High School. He has successfully raised millions of dollars for the YMCA and higher education through capital campaigns, planned giving and annual fund drives. He is a certified fund raising executive and serves on the board for the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and the Good Shepherd Center.
Steve is married and he and his wife Angel Wells Ross have fifteen grandchildren. His hobbies include competing in Masters’ track and field where he is a former National Champion in the shot put, and playing the guitar and singing. Steve is excited to be a part of the great team at SHC as the Executive Director. “As one who has served as both a volunteer and consultant to organizations working with the homeless, I understand how critical it is to support someone in getting housing first.”