Steve Kadas graduated from New Mexico State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Crops and Soil Science. He has since served as a soil conservationist, district conservationist, and area conservationist, among other positions. Steve currently serves as the resources conservationist managing the state technical specialists and technical standards in New Mexico. He has been an active member of SWCS for 28 years. He has served as Chapter President in both New Mexico and Wyoming and has held many other chapter positions. He is also serves as an Elder at the Calvary in Meadows church.