Steve Turner was born deaf. He attended California School for the Deaf in Riverside, California. Upon graduation, he went to Gallaudet University and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and then to California State University Northridge where he completed a Master of Arts degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation. While attending CSU Northridge, he served two years on the Evaluation Commission for Professional Interpreter Certification. He worked as a teacher of both deaf and hearing students from K-12, and continued teaching after school, moonlighting as an American Sign Language instructor in colleges. His biggest achievement has been winning the Most Outstanding College Instructor Award three years in a row. He was a volunteering consultant in ASL instruction and its implementation with newly certified ASL interpreters. He is a well sought-after guest speaker at many different ASL workshops and classes. Currently, he resides in Austin TX and is an adjunct ASL professor at ACC. For hobby, sport fishing is his greatest passion.