Before starting Talk of the Town, Steve earned a B.S. in Finance & Economics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Development from The George Washington University. After graduation, he managed a casino rental company for several years , which in turn, led to opening his own business. Steve uses his education and entertainment background to guide the office and event staff with a fun, yet business approach. Steve was appointed by Maryland Governor Hogan, to the Maryland Amusement Ride Safety Board, in 2016. His involvement on the Board allows Talk of the Town to remain active and on top of all amusement ride safety issues and regulations – to ensure your event is set up and operated in a safe manner.
NAARSO (National Assocaiton of Amsuement Ride Saftey Officials) Level 1 Inspector
Commonwealth of Virginia, Amusement Device Inspector
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified Safety Class II Inspector and is able to inspect any ride (inflatable, kiddie, mechanical, major) in the Commonwealth
The State of West Virginia Division of Labor Inspector of Amusement Rides/Attractions
Certified Food Safety Manager
Commerical Motor Vechicle Driver
He is extremely active in amusement ride safety issues and regulation
NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Officials)
OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association)
Maryland State Showmens’ Association
Past President of ARBA (Amusement Rental Business Association)
Leadership Montgomery (’12)
BNI (Business Networking International)
Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerice
Potomac Chamber of Commerce
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
From 2009-2011, Steve successfully spear-headed legislation in Maryland to change the composition of the State Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board to include a member of the Amusement Rental segment of the industry.
Steve also strives to help customers plan exciting events that guests will feel the time and money they have spent were worthwhile and will talk about the event for months to come.