Steve lives in Pembroke Pines with his wife and two kids. He's been racing bikes for over 25 years and coaching all ages for the last 10 years. While serving in the Coast Guard, he raced his first race in Alaska and that was it! He was hooked on racing bikes. Over the next many years, he made it to the elite Cat. 1 ranks and qualified for the Olympic Trials in the years 2000 and 2004. Steve then became a full-time athlete and Team Captain for the U.S Armed Forces Team, which gave him the opportunity to race all over the world.
In 2012, after being asked to coach the kids of his friends, he started a junior cycling team, The Interactive Metronome Development Team. It quickly became the most dominating team in the state and southeast, and won multiple national and state championship titles. Steve now works coaching athletes, and building Top Step Development to get kids off their screens and onto bikes.
Jamie has been around the sport of cycling for the past 25 years, where she has assisted in every level of the sport. She has done everything such as direct pro cycling teams, help at feedzones, she's acted as the team soigneur, and is now a race official. She has also previously served for 10 years on non-profit boards and has held both parliamentarian and presidential roles.
Jamie is a huge part of our team as she keeps us organized and in compliance. She is currently a physical therapist assistant working for Nova Southeastern University, in the office of health care compliance. Jamie grew up in Traverse City Michigan and has lived in Alaska, Massachusetts, and has been living in South Florida with her husband and two kids for the last 13 years.
Paco is the numbers guy! He joined SunTrust in 2013 and is a 31 year financial service industry veteran. Prior to joining SunTrust, at Citibank, Paco served a number of increasingly responsible leadership positions including area manager, region manager and public sector group head for Citi’s Commercial Bank. Prior to that, he worked at Bank of America from 1990 to 2000.
Paco is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Administration Committee of the Miami Dade United Way. He is also a Board of Director member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He was named a Top 100 Power Leader by the South Florida Business Journal in 2011. His interests include riding his bike and spending time with his family.
Leena is no stranger to giving her time back to the community. She has extensive experience as the treasurer and committee chair in multiple nonprofit organizations for several years, and has been a crucial Top Step Development superstar from the very beginning.
Leena attended Florida Atlantic University and received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Finance. Furthermore, she was also the Senior Vice President at both Bank of America, and Region's Bank.
You can find Leena cheering and handing out water bottles at every event and is the best team mom you'll find!
Jessica was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has been living in South Florida since 2011 with her husband and two children. She was exposed to the cycling community in 2012 when her son joined the local junior cycling team at the age of 11. Jessica supports the team with travel planning and logistics, as well as with fundraising activities for the team.
Sebastian is a graduate from the University of Florida, where he studied Marketing and Entrepreneurship. His cycling career started with a couple months of mountain biking while he was in middle school at Markham Park, and then transitioned into road cycling to eventually become a Category 1 racer. While at the University of Florida, he raced with the Interactive Metronome Development Team under Steve, won three state championships, and was awarded "Rookie of the Year" by the Universities Athletic Association. He currently specializes in Digital Marketing and works as a freelancer. You can contact Sebastian for any digital marketing needs or questions at email@example.com.
"I look back on my cycling career and can't help but give massive props to Steve for being the best junior development team director out there. He knows how to coach and develop any athlete so they reach their maximum potential.
I'm super excited to watch Top Step Development grow and develop the next era of junior cyclists!"