Steve Blank comes to the Rangeland Trust with over 20 years of fundraising experience. Most recently he was the Executive Director of the USA Cycling Foundation where he managed all aspects of the organization’s fundraising efforts. Prior to that he served in a variety of development roles for environmental non-profits and large educational institutions. He has also been a Board Member of several non-profits where he held leadership positions and used his experience to guide their operations and fundraising programs. Steve earned his B.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and his Masters in International Business Management from UC San Diego. Steve was born and raised in San Diego and has spent all but eight years of his life there. He has vivid memories from his youth of riding horses in the canyons and mesas of North County – nearly all of which have sadly been lost to development. He still resides there with his wife and their two children. He is an avid outdoorsman and his free time is spent camping, cycling, skiing, golfing, surfing, and fly fishing.