Catskill Steve Allen
He regularly speaks at legal seminars and motorcycle rallies about issues pertaining to motorcyclists. In Georgia, he also sits on the board for March of Dimes’ “Ride to Save Babies” campaign.
Empire Racing Group CEO Richard Eller disproved local speculation that Empire would close Monticello Raceway or relocate VLTs to Orange County by investing millions of dollars into barn space for horses at the track.
Early Life and Education
Steve Allen spent his childhood summers exploring other bungalow colonies near Spring Lake as a child, before working as a plumber and creating architectural scale models for developers and builders. Later he served the town of Fallsburg’s code enforcement officer for 24 years while amassing one of the largest collections of Borscht Belt ephemera.
Peace of Stage, an organization that connects younger generations to Woodstock’s magic and spirit. Additionally, he has an interest in music, food innovation, nostalgia and nostalgia.
As a lifelong fisherman and Catskills enthusiast, he writes for several publications about trout fishing and Catskills living. Additionally, he advocates for conservation by serving on the Catskill Forest Association board since 2016 and was previously an editor at Times Herald-Record.
Steve has worked as both musical director and orchestrator on productions both in Los Angeles and off-Broadway, such as Botch Barrels (re-titled A Good Swift Kick) at Geffen Playhouse, and Paint Your Wagonat Geffen Playhouse respectively. Additionally, he worked on Broadway shows such as Do I Hear A Waltzand Jersey Boys.
He has also donated both time and resources for various projects, such as fundraising for the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, where he also serves on its Board.
Steve enjoys golf and fishing in his free time. He has taken part in several tournament casting events such as the International Casting Society 2-Hand Casting Championships and won multiple awards and trophies at each competition. Furthermore, Steve is actively engaged in conservation and wildlife preservation projects as president of Halcottsville Fire Department and board member for M*Ark Project in Halcottsville.
Achievement and Honors
The Catskill Trail All Trails Challenge honors hikers who have traversed at least 100 miles across all local trails in one calendar year, recording each mile they cover in an excel spreadsheet or similar document for recognition.
Catskill Steve was known for his writing and tying skills as well as his tireless volunteerism for several conservation organizations. This included being one of the founding members of Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers in New York City; later receiving induction into their Hall of Fame.
At this year’s awards ceremony, Highland Town Supervisor Jeff Haas (Community Service); Andy Boyar (Community Service); John Conway and The Delaware Company (Cultural Achievement); Tim Bruno of WJFF Radio Catskill (Special Recognition); Sparrowbush Engine Co 2nd Assistant Chief Scott Glynn and Firefighter Jeremy Swingle from Sparrowbush Engine Co (SECO); Bonnie Sheard was also recognized with Special Recognition for her efforts along the Upper Delaware River.
Privately, he is married to Andrea Hartman and they share three children, including their son with autism who earns a handsome salary from CBS which has yet to be disclosed.
He is an avid motorcyclist and regularly blogs about it on his biker-travel blog. Additionally, he represents biker clients zealously as an attorney who understands their lifestyle – having tried over one hundred jury trials himself!
Hasseman has contributed significantly to the preservation of rare species and natural communities throughout New York State and serves on the board of Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership. Furthermore, he is an active member of Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers where he received their Salmo Award for conservation activism. Furthermore, he donated his bamboo rod making machine to Catskill Center.
Catskill Steve has long been an esteemed journalist and has amassed considerable wealth during his time as one. He has worked at various stations such as KSTP in Minneapolis and WABC-TV in New York City; currently, his job as a CBS News correspondent covers 60 Minutes II as an essayist as well as covering stories for 60 Minutes II coverage.
He is also known for his contributions on other CBS News journals like Coast to Coast and Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, in addition to writing many books himself.
He and Andrea live together in Catskill, New York with three children – one who is autistic – which he takes great joy in parenting and helping with charity efforts.