Steve had been covering safety boat duties at Gurnard Sailing Club as well as progressing to Powerboat Instructor. In 2001 he was subsequently asked to join Cowes Inshore Lifeboat. As part of Cowes Inshore, he helped with training, trained as helm, served on the committee and gained various qualifications. When Cowes Inshore joined the RNLI he continued as a crew member for a year, standing as Sea Safety Officer. By day, Steve works for himself as a gardener.