Steve was born and raised in western New York. Late in his undergraduate degree, he discovered the wonderful worlds of nature and science. Since graduating, Steve has held various botanical positions in between NY, IL, and UT. He has also spent way too much time in school! After two years and 30 Master’s credits, he decided to leave his program in fresh water ecology for a molecular biology graduate program at a different university. When Steve isn’t working on the podcast (or bogged down with school work), he’s usually hiking with a few field guides in tow.
"Mr. Bill is a clay figurine clown star of a parody of children's shows, created by Walter Williams. Mr. Bill got its start on Saturday Night Live as a Super 8 film sent in response to the show's request for home movies during the first season. Mr. Bill's first appearance occurred on the February 28, 1976, episode. Williams became a full-time writer for the show in 1978, writing more than 20 sketches based on Mr. Bill"