Steve has extensive experience negotiating, structuring and closing technology transactions including intellectual property licensing deals, joint venture development deals and strategic alliances.
Dutton said he came to Miami to collect ideas and connect with individuals and organizations who will act. His goal is to develop an integrated system which offers case management services, immediate assistance (such as finding shelter), immediate housing solutions and long-term accommodation solutions for individuals in crisis.
Early Life and Education
Steve Dutton is an artist who engages in both collaborative and individual projects. His art uses various materials, processes, forms and materials such as drawing, sound work, animations and texts.
Steve Dutton initially considered leaving Miami after his husband, Tom Lang, was fatally stabbed on a Miami street last month; instead he decided to use this tragedy as an opportunity to assist homeless individuals living nearby.
Dutton Ranch in Sebastopol, where they farm over 1,200 acres of grapes and 200 organic apple trees across the Russian River Valley is owned and run by Dutton alongside his brother Joe; Dutton is also part of Dutton-Goldfield Winery as a partner. While in Miami he wants to connect with those who can help develop an integrated system providing case management, immediate assistance including shelter to sleep in while eventually moving people into longer term housing solutions.
Dutton’s father established their family vineyard in western Russian River Valley five generations ago, and ever since that momentous occasion Dutton has never doubted he would continue farming grapes and running the wine business.
Dutton currently oversees his own Dutton-Goldfield Winery as well as Dutton Ranch and Dutton Brothers Farming with partner Dan Goldfield, together managing over 1,000 acres of vineyards within Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations.
Dutton has extensive experience in business and technology transactions, such as software licensing agreements and other e-commerce matters. Additionally, he assists his clients with general litigation as well as land use/zoning issues. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School since 2005, he is licensed to practice law within New York state.
Achievement and Honors
Dutton has established herself as an accomplished author with two books to her name; these being Attempts at a Life and SPRAWL which earned the 2011 Believer Book Award. Additionally, her writing has been published by Vox, Lit Hub, St Louis Magazine among others.
Dutton has long demonstrated his dedication to local business and agriculture through his involvement with his brother’s vineyard and apple orchard on their family ranch, in partnership with Dutton-Goldfield Winery – and by cultivating over 1,200 acres of organic apples and wine grapes within the Russian River Valley appellation.
Dutton has served on both the Russian River Valley Winegrowers and Sonoma County Farm Bureau boards of directors as well as being part of their advisory boards, and on Champions for Quality Education’s board of advisors.
Dutton Ranch was started by their father Warren in the 1960s to produce apples and grapes; today there are more than 80 vineyards across Western Russian River Valley under Dutton-Goldfield’s management, producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.
Dutton said his initial response upon learning of Lang’s attack was one of shock, but soon turned into compassion for homeless people in Miami with mental illness or addiction issues – issues which he witnessed first-hand as CEO of Samaritan House in Fort Worth which offers housing, food, social services and counseling for those living with HIV.
Steve Dutton is Professor of Fine Art at Bath Spa University UK and acts as Director for Artistic Research as well as Higher Degrees tutor. Since 2006 he has taught there.
Steve Dutton reportedly boasts an estimated net worth of $94 Million. Steve serves as a Partner at Kelso and advises high net-worth individuals, families, and fiduciaries regarding estate and trust planning, tax strategies, wealth preservation plans, and wealth preservation strategies.
He advises clients on fiduciary, legal and asset management matters as well as serving as trustee of significant family trusts. He is a member of both Trusts & Estates and Corporate Departments at his firm.
Steve Dutton was born in Australia on November 18 1970. Currently serving as Member of Parliament for Dickson in the Australian House of Representatives and Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration; previously having held these posts previously as Minister for Health and Ageing as well as being Deputy Leader of Liberal Party; Dutton boasts extensive business, banking, and legal experience.