Steve Yoch is a Minnesota boy who went to Boston College and then returned home to go to law school. Steve is a highly rated speaker and has written Becoming George Washington. The book has received wide praise and extensive media coverage, including selection as “fall read” by the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and a Finalist in Historical Fiction by Next Generation Independent Book Awards. Steve was also chosen as a Literati by the Landmark Center.

In his book Steve shares the largely unknown story of how an insecure fatherless boy rises to become our indispensable founding father. A far cry from the powdered haired General or President presented in most Washington biographies, Steve’s book reveals young George through repeated harrowing battles in the French & Indian War as well as the highly controversial, although well documented, affair between Washington and Sally Fairfax. When Steve is not writing, he is an attorney and partner at Felhaber Larson. Steve is also a Trustee and President Elect of the Mounds View School Foundation. He and his wife Andrea have two wonderful teenage sons.