Born and raised in Southern California, Steve graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a double major in Business Economics and Finance. During his collegiate time at Cal State, Steve was a scholarship member of the Men’s Baseball Team and played in the College World Series.
He began his career as a direct sales representative with Federated Mutual Insurance Company in 1992, before joining Sullivan Curtis Monroe (SCM) in 1999. At SCM, Steve developed Comprehensive Insurance programs for the Hospitality, Construction, and Auto Dealerships before setting out to form Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. in 2009.
Steve is a major shareholder in Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, where he currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors, as well as President. He has earned designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
Other involvements include working with a local non-profits managing both youth baseball and softball travel programs. Steve’s involvement with these programs allows youth players to achieve great success at a high level, while also developing the interpersonal and competitive skills necessary to achieve success with future endeavors. These young athletes travel across California, and to Arizona, Colorado, and Omaha thanks primarily to local sponsors. In addition, he is currently the Head Softball coach at La Reina School.
Westlake Risk & Insurance along with its affiliate, United Agencies, has enjoyed significant growth, and is now considered one of the largest privately held Insurance Brokerages in the United States. We attribute our success to our clients, who are our business partners, colleagues, friends, and to whom we would not have succeeded without their support and trust.