Steven Smith is president of AspAlliance.com CIO of Lake Quincy Media. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, an ASP.NET MVP, and an ASPInsider Founding Member. He is an INETA Speaker Bureau member, and author of two books on ASP.NET. He lives in Kent, Ohio with his wife and business partner Michelle and their daughter Ilyana and son Nikita. Steve is also an Army veteran, and spent most of 2004 in Iraq as a combat engineer platoon leader clearing munitions and IEDs. When not playing with software technologies, Steve enjoys bicycling, hiking, martial arts, and spending time outdoors.