Steve Crowell has lived in Magnolia since 2010 after moving from Nashville, Arkansas. He was born and raised in southwestern Minnesota on a dairy, hog, and crop farm. As a stay at home dad of four from ages 22 to 6 years old, he has volunteered in every school in the district and served as a Watchdog Dad and as a flu shot clinic volunteer every year. Now he is also the proud Big Pops to his first grandchild.
He has been instrumental in developing a shooting sports program and facility at SAU and for the Magnolia School District. He is the head coach for the SAU Trap Shooting Team which currently has 24 shooters in only the second year. He is an assistant coach for the Magnolia School Trap Team. He serves on the Mid-South Clay Shooting Commission. He is also a member of the Arkansas Gun Club Board. In 2020, he was asked to serve on the National CCFD shooting Committee.
He ministers as a life coach to those in need and serves on the security team at First Baptist Church, Magnolia.
After living in Magnolia for only two years, he was appointed to the City Planning commission. Then in just two more years he was elected to city council. To date, he has served on the Magnolia Economic Development Board, Magnolia A&P Commission, served multiple years as the Chair of the Magnolia Blossom Festival, and founded both the Magnolia Police Foundation and Magnolia Schools Trap Shooting Foundation. For City Council, he leads the police commission and is on the finance committee. He is serving on the Magnolia City Garver Plan Steering Committee focusing on the development of city plans and policies. Now in 2021, he is working on the Magnolia Community Branding Committee as a member.
Starting in 2018, he was asked to serve on the Magnolia Arts Board which is instrumental in bringing art of all kinds to Columbia County. Beginning in 2021, he began a term as Vice-Chair of the Columbia County Republican Committee.
In 2014, he became a AAA Arkansas High School Football referee. Most Monday, Thursday, & Friday nights he can be found throughout the state reffing football. In December 2020, he was honored with the offer to referee his first Arkansas High School Football Championship game.
In the midst of his community involvement and family commitments, Steve has been judging pageants for over 20 years. Together with Laura, they have Emcee’d community events through the years.
For the family, he manages SL Crowell Properties. To add one more thing to this very long list, in 2011 he began a journey to build a Christmas Light show at his family’s home to bring Christmas cheer to the local community. The Light show has continued to grow every year. During the 2020 Christmas season, the Crowell Family Christmas Lights had over 3500 people walk through the more than 500,000 lights. Every year, the family chooses a local or state non-profit to raise funds for and to date more than $18,000 has been raised with a focus on children and domestic abuse. In addition to the lights at the Crowell home, he designs and lights the Downtown Square Park and the Cecil Taylor Wilson Gardens .