Steph started his career in the police service and did various duties from specialist units to Uniform branch between 1990 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2003 he joined Diwas Security as Co-Director and Operational manager. In 2003 he joined the Firearm Competency Assessment and training Centre in Pretoria as national Training Manager and Pretoria branch manager. He was also an assessor and Moderator in various Unit standards. In 2006 He joined EOD technology Inc in Iraq as Security specialist, ECP manager and HOF Manager. Returning South Africa in 2009 he joined IFMS pty ltd as project manager. In 2014 he got transferred to Working on Fire Commercial Services as project manager western cape province. In 2017 he left their service and joined Chuma Wildfire and Conservation Services cc as member and operations manager
His relevant qualifications include amongst others. Fire Boss level 1; Incident command level 3; Operational leadership L380; Intermediate Fire ecology; ORHVS; Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; Access and Ground level supervision level 1 (HVO 01). Facilitator; Moderator; Case and crime investigation; Gathering evidence; Skills development facilitator
He is a keen hunter and love woodworking.