Steve Christianson values family, faith and service above all else in life. Hailing from Payson in Arizona, Steve currently sits on the Gila County board as well as owning St. Eve’s bakery and restaurant in Ho-Ho-Kus, where his signature dish is pecan chicken.
Steve also coaches club teams under the Doug Miller Soccer organization and holds licenses in Arizona, California and Utah to practice his profession.
Early Life and Education
Steve Christensen was one of Gordon and Mary Christensen’s eldest children and an independent thinker with various interests and an abundance of energy. At Antioch College – known for cutting-edge creativity and antiwar political action – Steve thrived.
He was a self-taught taxidermist with an eye for detail; his work was showcased at galleries throughout the United States. Additionally, he was an adept builder who could construct anything from toy boxes to an entire second story addition for his home.
Collaboration was his true passion; he worked with artists, research scientists, teachers, businesspeople and more on various projects; these included Salmon on the Run (a documentary for Nova), Kembali – To Return (produced for Learning Channel), as well as several award-winning videos to assist smokers quit smoking.
Over thirty years in his dental practice, Dr. Wilson had made many people happy. But what brought him the greatest pleasure was his family: he was their number one supporter in all their endeavors; their Papa who loved them unconditionally.
He is renowned for being an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader, and has addressed tens of thousands of current and aspiring foodservice entrepreneurs globally.
He is well known for providing meaningful training in an entertaining and relevant fashion, writing for industry publications like Dessert Professional Magazine and National Ice Cream Retailers Bulletin among others. Additionally, he has spoken at food service conventions and corporate events, in addition to being an experienced trial attorney having handled hundreds of trials and evidentiary hearings over his legal career.
Achievement and Honors
Christensen, an esteemed figure in his community, boasts many accomplishments and honors to his name. These include building five science instruments for NASA missions to Mars as well as receiving their Public Service Medal award.
As an assistant coach at Keuka College for both the women’s and men’s soccer programs, he led his 92 men’s team to win an NJCAA National Championship. Additionally, he is part of Grow Iowa Agriculture’s Board of Directors; which promotes support for agricultural business within Iowa.
He was honored with induction into the Keuka College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, as well as being recognized with Region IV Coach of the Year honors five consecutive seasons. Throughout his career he has amassed 423 wins against only 107 losses – an outstanding accomplishment!
Steve enjoys engaging in numerous outdoor activities and volunteering for the Boy Scouts for years. He has scaled Mount Everest base camp twice and regularly raises money for first responders through fundraising initiatives. Steve also coaches men’s soccer at Aurora University where his program has won 10 N4C conference championships under his guidance.
Steve finds great pleasure in exploring Wiscasset’s vibrant past through old public records and genealogy research. Both Steve and Karen work within the local economy: Karen runs a contract mail route while Steve builds custom cabinets in Payson. Together, they have two children. Steve and his family are active members of their church – they have been involved there for over 20 years!
Steve attributes his success to hard work and disciplined investment strategies. He has extensive experience providing Tax Investment Strategies, Asset Management Services and Estate Planning Strategies for high net-worth individuals and families.
He has successfully represented clients in legal matters both at trial and on appeal, licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Utah, and belonging to Tribal Law and Federal Indian Law practice groups.
Outside the office, Steve loves spending time with his children. He regularly participates in sports and board games. Steve enjoys hiking and traveling and once scaled Mount Everest base camp to raise money for Special Olympics. Furthermore, Steve is an active volunteer for Woodbury County 4-H Program where he served as Overall Livestock and Animal Superintendent.