Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Karl joined the NTEN team back in 2006 as an AmeriCorps CTC VISTA Volunteer, and then stayed on after accepting a position as NTEN’s Data and Systems Manager. After working remotely from Chicago for 3 years, he moved to Seattle in 2011 and took on a more strategic role as IT Director.

Before NTEN, Karl served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa. His focus was on community development, but he also worked in several other fields including AIDS awareness, environmental education, and small income generation. This experience allowed him to see first hand the huge impact technology can have in the nonprofit and development fields.

Karl graduated from Pomona College in 2002 with a BA in Physics, and this technical background nicely complements his development experience in his role at NTEN.

Outside of work, Karl keeps himself occupied with a variety of intramural sports leagues and video games, but also jumps at any chance to escape into the wilderness with his wife Anna and their yellow lab Nali.