Steve Jester is the Executive Director for Partners for Conservation (PFC). Prior to joining PFC, Steve was the Executive Director of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust. Steve was on the staff of The Nature Conservancy for almost a decade leading community-based conservation projects first in Texas and later in Wyoming. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, he spent a decade working with state fish and wildlife agencies in Florida and Texas. He has worked with private landowners throughout his career and has come to appreciate their critical importance in conserving working landscapes that provide for both people and nature in the United States. Steve earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Texas State University and a M.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. Steve is a sixth generation Texan and resides in Blanco with his wife Suzanne and daughters Shelby and Shae.