Steven Thornhill is a Veteran, having served in the United States Army as a Forward Observer with multiple deployments. After leaving the Army, Steven pursued a career in healthcare working in both hospital Emergency Rooms, rural EMS as an EMT-Intermediate, and industrial EMS/Hazmat response for nearly a decade. After a run-in with a speeding truck while riding his Harley, Steven had an injury that accelerated his decision to return to school and he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social work at Texas State University. Since graduation, Steven has worked with Veterans as well as patients of all walks of life in hospitals in the Austin, TX area.
Steven has worked with multiple Veteran serving non-profit organizations and advocacy groups. Steven has also worked with multiple public safety agencies at all levels in order to foster an environment that is focused on responder care, education and training to better equip these members for the daunting challenges they can face in their professions. Having been a part of these unique communities as a member, and then as a therapist Steven has learned – and continually stresses that “This type of life can be hard but rewarding, but it is significantly more difficult when we do not take the time to take care of ourselves.”
Steven is married to a communication medic for ATCEMS which allows him another unique lens from which to observe the public safety arena and that is one of a spouse. Having activated for multiple public safety critical events Steven understands the impacts these events have on responders, their families and their communities. Steven feels that having been in the Army and then in public safety was a phenomenal job, but working with – and more specifically for, this particular population is truly one of the best jobs in the world.Email Steven