Steve Garner was born and raised in Michigan City. Currently, Steve works in Sales for Sullivan-Palatek Air Compressors, where he has been employed since 2011. Recently, Steve graduated with his Associate of Applied Science degree in business administration from Ivy Tech. While working full-time at Sullivan-Palatek, Steve maintained 4.0 GPA, and was recently named the Distinguished Graduate for the class of 2016. Steve is continuing his education at Purdue University-Northwest, where he is majoring in Business-Economics. He plans to continue on to earn his Master of Business Administration degree.
Steve has actively participated in the community, particularly through youth sports. A coach since 2012, Steve sits on the board of directors for Michigan City Pop Warner Football and Cheer, and is the current Player Safety Coach, as well as the league commissioner. Steve is also in the process of co-founding a non-profit organization whose mission is to produce college-ready athletes for entrance into collegiate sports programs. Steve is passionate about enriching Michigan City, particularly through creating more opportunities for the youth in the area.
“I’ve had the privilege of playing alongside athletes here that I believe would have been a good fit for some college program, somewhere. I hope to be able to work to get exposure for as many local athletes as possible, helping them receive scholarship offers to play, and learn, at the next level.”
Steve lives near the beach in Michigan City, and enjoys spending time with friends enjoying the beach and surrounding areas. Steve also enjoys trying some of the many new restaurants in town, as well as the farmer’s markets and local festivals. A lifelong resident of Michigan City, Steve continues to become more involved with the many groups and caring residents who are equally committed to enriching Michigan City and surrounding areas.