Steven Jackson graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1996 with a B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense with a concentration in Evolution of Warfare. Steven was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant for the U.S. Marine Corps following graduation. After 9 years active service as a Marine Officer, he joined the civilian ranks as a Construction Manager in the home building industry in Reno, NV. Steven lived in Reno for almost five years, and moved back to NC in June 2009. Upon his return, Steven started a residential construction management company which he was in charge of until he returned to school to start his dual Master of Business Administration and M.S. in Real Estate. After completing his education, Steven hopes to rejoin the construction and land development industry.