Brent Duka, a proud native of California, was born and raised in the vibrant state known for its diverse landscapes and abundant opportunities. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business at San Jose State University, he returned to earn his Teaching Credential. Driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact in education, he spent 12 years in the classroom cultivating a love for learning in his students. Outside the classroom, Brent’s love for the outdoors included bike rides, hikes with the family, and anything else that would get him in front of California’s breathtaking vistas. Motivated to make a difference in the conservation efforts of California’s natural resources, he transitioned to a career at the California Rangeland Trust. As a fundraiser, he actively works to develop the means necessary to protect and preserve the state’s vast rangelands for future generations to come.