Steve grew up in Duluth, MN and has a BBA from UMD with a second major in Economics and Finance specialty.  Steve also holds an MBA from UMD and has 17+ years of fundraising experience at UMD including the Medical School, College of St. Scholastica, and Essentia Health. Steve also holds the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification and is the former President of LSFRE (Lake Superior Fundraising Executives).  He has served on several non-profit boards. In his free time Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Kay and enjoying the great outdoors.