Steve supports the Museum’s operations by managing its finances, planning events, developing cooperative relationships with tourism partners, and collecting oral histories from retired DEA employees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history and studied American material culture at Winterthur. Previously, Steve worked at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post.
As an art enthusiast, Steve appreciates the nuanced complexity of a diamond-encrusted 9mm Beretta in the Museum’s collection. The pistol was found in a safe house operated by Joaquín “El Chapo” Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of the most powerful and dangerous drug traffickers in the world. The beauty of the gun’s seemingly gilded muzzle chasing starkly contrasts the brutal effects of Guzmán’s illicit drug trade on countless lives.