Steve assumed the position of Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre in 2016. An award winning actor/director, Steve brings to the Civic over 35 years of diverse experience in the arts. Prior to joining the Civic Steve led the Longmont Theatre Company in Colorado for 12 years. He also served as the Artistic Director/Manager at the Hidden Hills Playhouse and was a Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Chicago's Skyline Theatre Co. with Steve Carell. Steve spent 17 years working in television and film and guest starred on such shows as Golden Girls, Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, General Hospital, Melrose Place, Ellen, Diagnosis Murder, and Hunter. His film work includes Liar, Liar with Jim Carey, Die Trying, Housesitter and He's My Girl. To defy the stereotype of becoming a Hollywood actor/waiter, Steve founded Showfax, Inc, the first online script distribution service in the entertainment industry distributing scripts to a large client base of actors, agents and managers for approximately 80% of all TV and film productions. He has directed numerous productions, taught scene study and audition techniques as well as improvisation at venues all over the country. A graduate of Denison University with a degree in Fine Arts and Theatre, Steve has deep and lasting ties to the Civic. His grandfather, Norman Carver, was the Civic's first Business Manager, and was followed by Steve's father, James Carver, as the Executive Director.