Steve McKeever


Steve has lived in Anchorage for over 55 years, arriving as a 12 year old on the longest day of the year in 1966. Prior to Alaska, he lived in various towns in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado; always at the edge of town, near wild country, where adventures with his parents and two older brothers instilled in him great respect, humility and admiration for the wilderness.
He graduated from West Anchorage High School, and has a degree in Anthropology from Dartmouth College and a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
He retired in 2021 after a 45+ year career in the oil and gas industry, including a dozen years working for drilling contractors as a roughneck, driller and toolpusher, a decade working for a manufacturer of blowout preventers and well control equipment, and twenty years working as a drilling engineer. His career has given him a broad understanding of the oil and gas industry and a very specific technical understanding of well design and drilling operations. Steve has remained a strong believer in the value of wilderness and the great need for society to substantially reduce energy use and to transition as quickly as possible to non-carbon-based energy systems. Being quite active in the great outdoors, he is an avid hiker, biker, mountain runner, orienteer, and cross country skier. If you can’t find him at home, he’s likely out on the trails or up in the Chugach somewhere!

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