Bio -
Steve was born in Manhattan (El Barrio), NY in 1966, the fourth of four boys. He moved to the Castle Hill section of the Bronx in 1979, just prior to his thirteenth birthday, where he and John "Gungie" Rivera soon became close childhood friends, athletic competitors, and DJ partners.
 
Steve is a graduate of C.W. Post (Long Island University) and an alumnus of Inroads N.Y.C., Inc. He is an Information Technology manager with United Parcel Service. 
 
Statement -
"I can clearly remember the phone call from John to inform me about Cristian's condition. As a father of two boys myself, I could only try to imagine what John, Cristian, and their family were going through - and it wasn't easy even trying to imagine it. I did not know anything about Pontine Glioma at the time, but I did know that John was determined to help his son survive, and that Cristian was going to be a fighter.
 
Two years later, I was hit hard by the news that Cristian had left us. Again, I could only try to imagine what John and his family were going through - and it was even harder to try and imagine.  
 
John continues to be determined to help Cristian and children who suffer from Pontine Glioma. I am honored to be a part of helping to achieve his goals and the goals of the Cristian Rivera Foundation."
 
- Steve