Steve Shifflett was raised in Lapeer, Michigan. After graduating from Lapeer West High School in 1986, he headed south to attend Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Steve took some time in the middle of college to figure out his life's ambitions and enlisted in the United States Navy. Soon after leaving the Navy, Steve was back as AU studying hard to enter the College of Education. Steve met his wife, Adrienne, at AU and a few years later they married. Steve began his teaching career in rural Kentucky, but after the birth of Ezekiel he moved his family back to Michigan.
Steve attended Michigan State University, completing a Master's degree in Instruction and Curriculum. Steve then worked at Spring Hill Camps in Evart, Michigan coordinating the environmental education program and assisting with other programs. After the birth of Elizabeth, Steve decided to return to teaching and sought a position in the thumb at Marlette Middle school in 1998. Steve taught ten years in that position, before moving into the high school biology position. During Steve's career in Marlette he attended Saginaw Valley State University where he completed an Ed. Specialist degree in School Administration.
Steve has a variety of out door hobbies which include archery, hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, and travelling. Steve's hobbies have taken him to many destinations in the United States and abroad. It might be said that Steve's hobby is really seeking new adventures in new places. One of Steve's fondest memories is making the ascent of the volcano Snaefellsjokull in Iceland with his father(72) and his daughter(16) in the summer of 2014. The summer of 2016 Steve was able to spend some time in the country of Greenland hunting, fishing, hiking and meeting the Inuit people. Steve is also active in service work in the country of Haiti. Steve works there with Poured Out, a grassroots Michigan based humanitarian organization. Please see the Raider Aid page for more details.
Favorite quote: "I arise in the morning torn between the desire to save or savor the world, this makes it hard to plan the day." E.B. White