Steven Garner is an expatriate "Kiwi" (born in New Zealand), now living in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Father of six children - Devi, Lincoln, Sprite, Dannidyn (deceased), Zaya & Abyni - and blessed also with two extra-ordinary grand-daughters - Annabelle and Eleanor.

Steven shoots casual outdoor portrait and family photography, together with content that is educational or informative.
Most of Steven's photos are shot with a Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT, together with casual snapshots from his iPhone.

Steven is a Schmap Auckland Published Photographer and has also had his work published in the CNN iReport. Photos that Steven has licensed with Creative Commons are also available on WikiMedia, where they are published in support of his Wikipedia contributions.

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Personal Chronology

Steven James Garner was born Friday, October 19, 1956 to David McNiven Garner and Edna Jean Garner (nee Ramsden), at St. Helens Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand.

In 1959 Steven sailed to New York with his parents and siblings, where he lived in Mount Vernon and started Kindergarten, while his father completed his PhD in Physical Oceanography at New York University.

In 1962, the family moved back to Wellington, by driving from New York to Niagara Falls, and north around the Great Lakes to Manitoba, where they visited the farm of Steven's Great Uncle Herbert. The family took the Canadian Pacific Railway from Manitoba to Vancouver, where they boarded the SS Canberra for Auckland, New Zealand, during its maiden world voyage.

SS Canberra

Steven attended Island Bay School in Wellington, New Zealand (Primer 1 through Standard 4).

In 1968, the family sailed from Auckland, New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal to the east coast of North America, on the Port Townsville. They stopped at the east coast ports of Charleston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and then arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Port Townsville

Steven finished the spring term of Grade 6 at Admiral Westphal School in Dartmouth Nova Scoita in 1968. Over the summer of 1968 the family moved to Lakeview Road in Lakeview, Nova Scotia. From here, Steven attended Grades 7 through 9 at Georges P. Vanier Junior High School, in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Upon the completion of Grade 9 in 1971, the family flew back to Auckland, New Zealand, where Steven completed high school at Kelston Boys High School in Kelston, Auckland. Upon completion of High School, Steven attended the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he studied Physics.

On May 24, 1980, Steven married Cathharina Jantina Macfarlane in Wellington, New Zealand, and lived in Wellington, Auckland and Helensville, New Zealand until he immigrated to Fairfield, Iowa, USA in December, 1984. Steven and Catharina had 2 children: Melissa Deva ("Devi") in Wellington, New Zealand, and Lincoln in Fairfield, Iowa. Catharina and Steven were divorced in 1991.

In 1991, Steven moved to Lockridge, Iowa, where he and Byn Always together had a daughter, Sprite Always.

Steven married Billie Jo Wiley on Sunday, August 20, 1995, with whom she had 3 children: Dannidyn (deceased), Zaya & Abyni. Billie and Steven divorced April 3, 2002.

Steven established NaTel on October 16, 1996, with Jeffrey Hedquist, Michael Schill and others as a local access fiber optic provider with services in Fairfield, Centerville, Mount Pleasant, and Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa.

NaTel Ditch-Digging

Today Steven develops and markets online web applications including Embode,, Email-Extract, Concert-Kingdom, and client sites such as and

Steven enjoys traveling, cycling, swimming, skiing, music, photography (duh), and parenting (duh squared).

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Steven Garner
November 2005
Iowa, USA
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