Karl believes strongly in the power of technology to make our world a better place. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger (2004–06), he experienced first hand many of the positive impacts cell phones and other newly introduced technologies were starting to bring to his rural village and the entire development sector in West Africa.
Following his service, he was inspired to find a career at the emerging intersection of technology and social good and had the good fortune to join the NTEN team as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in late 2006. For over a decade now, Karl has been working behind the scenes to improve NTEN’s use of technology to effectively meet its mission, and in effect striving to support all nonprofits in doing the same.
Karl earned a BA in physics from Pomona College and now lives in Seattle with his wife, two sons, yellow lab, and a pair of ragdoll cats who can often be seen sleeping on cat shelves in the background of his video calls. Outside of work you’ll find him playing volleyball, disc golf, Pokemon Go, or hiking and exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest with his family.