As editor at the Arrowhead Focus, Lyles often found himself in difficult circumstances during high school basketball tournaments. Frequently he and fellow referee Wayne Prom would become emotional or frustrated due to disputes within tournaments themselves.
Podcast 112 features Steve reading an extract from his novel Five Brides, while Becky reads an un-mushy tale. To finish off our program, we finish up with Kid Chuckles!
Early Life and Education
Steve Lyles grew up on a cotton and alfalfa farm near Hagerman, New Mexico, before becoming a crop insurance agent and eventually opening the family business in 1996. Later he relocated to Yuma where he planted lettuce and pruned table grapes before joining a corporate vegetable farm in California as an employee.
Lyles’ farm provides assistance to several community organizations, such as the New Mexico Dry Onion Commission, Future Farmers of America, 4-H, and area sports teams. Lyles also gives educational presentations about agriculture at schools.
Lyles was appointed Conference Lay Leader during the North Alabama Conference’s 2011 Annual Meeting and later, during worship at his own church, presented Bob Neighbors to replace him as Conference Lay Leader. While all his congregation watched, Neighbors joined Equality UMC where he serves on their Church Council and Finance Committee.
In 1979 he reached his greatest success on the European Tour by placing seventh on its order of merit and winning two tournaments that season.
At the USA Indoor Championships, he competed in the 60-meter dash event and made it through his initial heat; unfortunately he did not advance to the semi-final stage.
Becky and Steve Lyles, better known as Rebecca Carey and Steve Lyles respectively, share stories and poems in this podcast. Additionally, they read from their books Winds of Wyoming and It’s a God Thing as well as Mark Twain’s 1890 classic – The Nice People.
Lyles was so thrilled when he earned his bonus each year at Oconomowoc Focus that he shared half with a co-worker who hadn’t.
Achievement and Honors
Lyles operates Steven Lyles Farms with his wife Anna as an agritourism attraction and educational center, teaching agriculture lessons via their Corn Maze attraction while contributing to a non-profit family foundation that funds scholarships at New Mexico State University and funding for teachers attending national Ag in the Classroom conferences.
Arrowhead High School Athletic Hall of Fame for both his playing and coaching efforts on football, before later working at Journal Community Publishing Group as an editor and eventually rising through their ranks to Vice President of Sales and Administration at LPi.
As part of his commitment to reduce traffic accidents, he joined Charlotte’s Vision Zero task force. Additionally, he is working to increase urban mobility through connecting Charlotte with a 19-mile light rail transit line.
Lyles is an avid family man, spending most of his free time with his wife and daughters. In his leisure time he enjoys hiking and traveling as well as volunteering for local causes.
He strives to be as efficient as possible when it comes to food safety protocols and takes the time to educate ag students on how things should be done.
He is also a sports official who has worked three WIAA state tournaments. While dealing with emotional, angry or hostile fans often gets overwhelming at times, he remains calm under pressure and never lets it affect him personally. Additionally, this podcast features an excerpt from “Winds of Wyoming” as well as Kid Chuckles to keep you smiling!
Steve is an acclaimed financial author and speaker who has spoken at hundreds of financial conferences in both the United States and abroad. His voice can often be heard on news sources or television programs – his investment philosophy being: buy something of exceptional value when nobody else wants it and sell it when people will pay almost any price to acquire it.
Noah Lyles hails from an athletic family. His mother Keisha Caine won two NCAA 4x400m relay titles during her collegiate days while Kevin Lyles also competed in track and field. Meanwhile Josephus Lyles, Noah’s younger brother is an accomplished sprinter himself.
Steve Lyles not only advises investors through his subscription service True Wealth, but he also publishes a monthly newsletter called Real Rich Opportunity that specializes in commodities markets cyclicality; with this service he has achieved impressive returns of hundreds of percentages for subscribers of this newsletter service.