Steve Gehman completed an M.S. degree in Wildlife Science at Oregon State University in 1983 and has pursued a career that involves both intensive study of wildlife, and efforts to help others expand their understanding and appreciation of wild animals and wild places. Steve began working as a naturalist guide in 1987, and has worked as an instructor for the Yosemite Institute, Audubon Society, and the Wildlands Studies Program of San Francisco State University. His involvement in wildlife research projects has included studies of grizzly bears and elk in the Northern Rockies, tundra birds, wolves, bears, muskoxen, and caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and brown bears on Kodiak Island. Steve co-founded and runs a non-profit organization, Wild Things Unlimited.