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Steve Chayer and family vacationing in Alaska during a  tour of Mount Denali National Park. From l to r: Steve, Elizabeth, Dennis and Andy.

Steve Chayer

Steve Chayer was born and raised in Westbrook, Maine. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Detroit AOE-4, as an electrician from 1972-1975. After serving he attended Casco Bay Business College in Portland, ME.

He traveled to and lived in Anchorage, AK from 1977-1989 and started Chayer Painting Company employing 6-20 employees. There, he met Elizabeth Coyle and they were married in 1985 . Together they fished, hiked, socialized and built their respective businesses. They built a log cabin in Willow, Alaska which they still own and visit.

They moved to Seattle, Washington in 1989. Steve started Seattle Painting & Decorating Company and built the company to 60 employees and annual revenues of 1.8 million. A principal owner of American Dance Institute and the Shoreline Music School, he supports founder/director Elizabeth's greater Seattle expansion. Steve's focus is the school's business development, marketing and advertising.

They have two sons Andrew Chayer and Dennis Chayer. 

Steve and Elizabeth in 1987 at the Alaskan cabin they built that year.