Steve Chappell is an American aerospace engineer currently working for Wyle Science, Technology, and Engineering Group at NASA JSC. He helps define and execute research necessary for next-generation human space exploration systems; leading and participating in studies of exploration analog environments as part of this role.
He hosts the Sportsman Channel TV show Elk Camp and guides clients on bugling elk hunts with up close bugling elk calls. In partnership with Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls he has also produced an Elk Call Line.
Early Life and Education
Gregory Stephen Chappell was born on 7 August 1948 in Unley, South Australia. He attended St Leonard’s Primary and Plympton Secondary Schools before matriculating at Prince Alfred College on a full scholarship. Although quite small for his age group, Gregory excelled at cricket – excelling at schoolboy matches as well as baseball games he participated in regularly.
He made his Test debut against England in 1972 in Perth and scored an outstanding century – an act which cemented him as one of Australia’s premier batting talents for years to come.
He was an exemplary husband, father and leader in his community. He served on the Montezuma-Cortez school board as a coach while also offering deer hunting guides services near Hesperus.
As a boy growing up in Chesterfield, England, Chappell was drawn to legal television dramas and dreamt of becoming a solicitor. Years later he achieved this goal and now serves as one of the East Midlands’s senior prosecutors, overseeing thousands of criminal cases each year.
Attentive hunter and host of Sportsman Channel’s Elk Camp TV Show from July-December each year. Additionally he serves as an ambassador for Bergara Rifles and Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls.
As well as his professional work, he volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group in Boulder, Colorado and is a certified mountain guide having completed technical rock and snow missions. Additionally, he has pursued bioastronautics-related graduate degrees to further study human performance under reduced gravity conditions.
Achievement and Honors
Chappell is widely recognized in the field of timber framing and traditional building. He established Fox Maple School of Traditional Building in 1983, teaching hands-on workshops all over the US as well as Argentina, Alaska and Spain. Additionally, he is a founding member of Joiners Quarterly editorial board and has written many articles for that publication.
Recipient of the Ray Kroc Award, honoring only 1 percent of McDonald’s general managers across the U.S. He attributes his success to supporting and delegating to 16 managers under him who did their jobs with delegation and support, hiring applicants who smile and make eye contact during interviews and preferring high school candidates who participate in multiple activities. RespectAbility created two awards in his name – Justin Chappell Memorial Award and Steve Bartlett Award.
Chappell is an avid golfer and adores spending time with his family. Additionally, he serves as an academy coach for Rajasthan Royals cricket club as well as running cricket summer camps under his brand “Chappell Way” brand name in the US.
His most controversial decision came when he replaced Merv Hughes as national selector, an act which was widely condemned throughout Australia and internationally but to which Chappell refused to cave in.
She joined NBC 5 as their general assignment reporter in December 2018, living with her beloved bulldog Duke in Chicago, Illinois. Information regarding other body measurements is currently under research. A graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison with dual majors in Journalism and Political Science.
Chappelle has had great success throughout his career and made millions from comedy shows alone. Additionally, he has appeared in various movies and TV shows; most notably A Star is Born (2018) where he played an important role.
He owes much of his success to both talent and hard work. Starting off as a stand-up comedian at HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, his work impressed critics who gave high marks for it.
Chappelle soon went on to host his own television show, Chappelle’s Show, which became immensely popular and earned him considerable income as well as nominations for several awards including Emmys. Additionally, in 2016 he signed a $60 Million deal with Netflix for three specials that he would produce over three special episodes.