by Brittany Bobola
Steve practiced land development and real estate law in Fort Lauderdale and worked on land use, zoning, permitting and transactional matters for some of the largest and most complex developments in the State of Florida. Steve started coming to Colorado on a regular basis in early 1998 when he and his wife, Jackie, honeymooned in Breckenridge. Steve and Jackie immediately fell in love with Colorado and in 2004 purchased a lot in Eagle Ranch with the dream of eventually retiring in Eagle. Their plans accelerated upon the construction of their home in 2011 and they made Eagle their full-time home in 2020. Steve and Jackie love to hike, bike, paddle on the river and anything else that gets them outdoors. Steve just discovered fly fishing and is now “hooked”. Steve and Jackie have a son and daughter and one granddaughter.
Steve has spent the last year attending EVLT Stewardship Committee meetings and participated in several site visits. During this last year, Steve came to realize the importance of the Trust’s mission. In the last 20 years, Steve has witnessed how development pressures in Eagle have resulted in dwindling elk herds. As he transitions from full time work, Steve intends to concentrate on conservation and community matters to enhance the quality of life for humans and the wildlife that inhabit this region.