Vicki Clarke was born and raised in a small town in rural Wisconsin. Her father, a veterinarian by trade was an avid outdoorsman. He instilled in Clarke and her brothers a love for hunting, fishing and stewardship of the land. Clarke particularly enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing on the Yellow River.
She received her undergraduate degree from Texas State University, her M.S. degree from the University of Missouri and performed post-graduate work at Purdue University.
Clarke’s work experience has focused on estate planning and major gift fundraising in higher education. Before joining the NRA Office of Advancement, she left Texas State University in May of 2013 after playing an important role in the school’s most successful capital campaign.
Clarke enjoys reading non-fiction and history, hiking, yard work, and recreational shooting, and enjoys working with clients to help them maximize their philanthropic support to the charity of their choosing.