I spent most of my life living in South Dakota. I grew up in Burke, SD, lived for a time in Dupree, SD and have spent the last 19 years in Springfield. My wife Jolene and I have been married for over 30 years and have 2 adult children.
I have worked in the human services and construction and building trades fields. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and have spent the past 19 years working with troubled youth in a residential setting prior to joining ERC in 2010.
Determination, follow through, thoroughness, and never giving up are some of the strengths that I possess that I believe are very beneficial for candidates that I work with.
Some of my interests include, golf, duck hunting, and woodworking. I have also been involved in the communities where I have lived. I currently am the treasurer for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and a past president as well.
I was born and raised in a family that possessed a very strong and solid work ethic. I have always prided myself in securing employment and then maintaining it for an extended period of time. Some of those philosophies in regards to work may have kept me from expanding my horizons and taking advantage of better opportunities out there. After getting caught up in the corporate rat race, I lost my job and I came to the conclusion that there are better opportunities out there for everyone.
Sometimes our Midwest values lock us into a job and there is a certain comfort level involved that keeps us in that job. What that job may be lacking, however is satisfaction. It is my goal to find those perfect opportunities for people, and match candidates with clients in order to increase the job satisfaction that we sometimes give up. I want to be able to help guide people from their current comfort zones into a new world of opportunity and expanded horizons.
Here at ERC, I believe we have the tools and skills in order to assist people in finding their perfect opportunity and to find the satisfaction in life that we all are looking for.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”
“Steve was very up front and open during the recruiting process. He worked to answer my questions that I had and was available at any time. He even worked on a Sunday to finalize the offer. Great person to deal with.”
Erin, Project Engineer
“Steve, I am loving my new job. I had my 60 day review and things are going great! Really enjoying the new position and opportunity they have given me. I can’t thank you enough for all of your hard work and guidance through my job search.”
“Steve was a pleasure to work with during my recent search for a new position and I would like to share my positive comments about the support he provided to me. Steve assisted me with my career search by identifying potential opportunities in engineering, sales, and business development. He provided valuable information about the target opportunities and he shared his extensive experience and understanding of the target company’s hiring practices, culture, and expectations. Steve provided excellent support throughout the hiring process, from telephone interview to on-site visit, which resulted in an attractive job offer. I was very pleased with Steve’s coaching, timely support, and low pressure encouragement. I would recommend Steve to any candidate seeking a new opportunity. (Note: I declined the job offer for reasons unrelated to Steve’s excellent recruiting effort, and I accepted another offer.)”
Rick, Engineering Manager