Zeke grew up in Madera, CA where he developed a deep appreciation for the agricultural community. He spent his summers working on fig ranches and driving refrigerated trucks filled with specialty produce across the state. While obtaining his B.A. in History from Northern Arizona University, he began his career in fundraising. Following his undergraduate studies, he worked in annual giving roles at both the University of Arizona and the University of San Diego, where he also earned a M.A. in History. Prior to joining the Rangeland Trust, Zeke worked in online fundraising software sales for Classy.org. Throughout his decadelong career, Zeke has managed phonathons and university-wide crowdfunding and email campaigns, as well as raised leadership gifts. In his free time, Zeke, with his wife and young daughter, enjoy exploring the different parks and trails in the Sacramento area. As the Rangeland Trust’s new Annual Giving Manager, Zeke is excited to help increase support and visibility for the Trust’s work in preserving California’s precious rangelands.