Steve Westra was born and raised right in Sioux Falls. The youngest of three children, Steve graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of South Dakota.

After learning the ins and outs of running a business working for a Fortune 100 company, Steve Westra is currently Chief Operating Officer of Hegg Companies, a Sioux Falls-based development business. He is also CEO of Esprit Memory Care, a healthcare development company.

Steve and his wife Julie will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in 2015. They are the proud parents of 3 children. The Westras are parishioners at Central Baptist Church and are active members of the community, serving on several boards and committees.