Steve and his cousin, Phil Pearson had a very special nursery, Grand Ridge, in Issaquah Washington. They carried mostly rare alpine plants. Steve was the plantsman, while Phil made wonderful pots. Steve was one of the best plantsmen in the country and spent time studying plants of interest from around the world. He was sought out by expert plant people around the world. He died suddenly a few years ago and is missed by all including those of us from Siskiyou Chapter who visited and aquired his well- grown plants.