Steve Walsh grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts, and enjoyed learning about history as a child. He attended Grossmont College in San Diego, then transferred to Colorado State University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in social work and psychology. During this period, Steve climbed to the summit of Long’s Peak for the first of two times. His education continued with a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. He worked in the counseling field for many years. Later, he earned his education certification from Metropolitan State College in Denver and worked in elementary education as a teacher, facilitator, and trainer.
Steve and his wife, Miriam, have resided in Denver for over forty years. Together they raised four children: Shannon, Peggy, Katie, and Brian.