President and CEO
grew up in Minnesota where he
spent the majority of his
time in the outdoors and, in the process, donated pints of blood to mosquitos in the Boundary Waters (and, admittedly, falling through the ice-twice!).
Not only did he
live to tell about it, it shaped his
life-long dedication to helping get kids outdoors, learning and exploring.
is a serial entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder of Camp Galileo, which has grown into the largest set of day camps in the BayArea.
taught in a severely under-resourced Louisiana school and worked at Teach For America in its early days.
He also co-founded Board Fellows while earning his MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford. (Board Fellows places business school students on nonprofit boards, and has served as a model that has been replicated at over 75 other business schools.) Ben teaches a graduate class on Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
also teaches a graduate class on Nonprofit Management, and produced a video called Know Your Sector that has been used by many professionals to better understand the power of the nonprofit sector.
frequently gives talks to groups of any size, and facilitates board retreats to help other nonprofit organizations be as effective as possible.
has been an active volunteer throughout his
He has led outdoor trips for children from New York's Harlem and Chinatown neighborhoods, mentored a young man from New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, and has served on numerous boards.
Ben currently serves as the Board Treasurer for KUOW, Seattle's NPR affliate.
spends much of his
free time working with his
wife, restoring a log cabin on Puget Sound, and chasing after his
5 and 7 year old boys.
President and CEO