Steve Windhager began his career as from a theoretical bent, obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University. He then proceeded to the University of North Texas, completing his Masters focusing on Environmental Ethics. Steve’s Master’s thesis focused on the philosophical aspects of the practice of ecological restoration. In the process of completing this work, he became so interested in restoration that he not only wanted to study it, he chose to do it, and began his Ph.D. work in environmental science focusing in restoration ecology.