About the Author, Dr. Steve Parese
Dr. Steve Parese has been an educator since 1986, teaching and developing programs for populations with special needs in a variety of therapeutic, community, and correctional settings. He is the founder of SBP Consulting, a small consulting firm which conducts training and technical assistance to agencies serving troubled populations across the nation.
Steve received his Doctorate from George Washington University, and holds degrees from American and Cornell Universities as well. He has written over a dozen articles and programs, and has spoken at national, international, and regional conferences for at-risk youth, ex-offenders, and welfare to work individuals throughout the world.
Steve was born in Germany, but grew up in the rural Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York. For the past 20+ years, Steve and his wife Carolyn have lived in the small mountain town of Danbury, North Carolina, 30 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. They are active in their church and community, and are blessed with two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four amazing grandchildren.