Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Pronouns: he/him


I believe strongly in the power of technology to make our world a better place. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger (2004–06), I experienced firsthand many of the positive impacts newly introduced technologies were starting to bring to my rural village and the entire development sector in West Africa.

Following my service, I 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. Since that time, I've been working behind the scenes to improve NTEN's use of technology to meet its mission effectively and, in effect, striving to support all nonprofits in doing the same.

I earned a BA in physics from Pomona College and now live in Seattle with my wife, two sons, a yellow lab, and a pair of Ragdoll cats who can often be seen sleeping on cat shelves in the background of my video calls. Outside of work, you'll find me playing volleyball, disc golf, Pokémon Go, skiing, or hiking and exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest with my family.

Staff Listing

Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Post

Conference Director

Ash Shepherd

Chief Program Officer

Daniel Fellini

Senior Web Development Manager

Drew Pizzolato

Senior Program and Product Manager

Eileigh Doineau

Senior Development Manager

Jarlisa Corbett

Office and Admin Coordinator

Jeremy Garcia

Senior Program Manager

Jude Parker Koski

Membership and Community Director

Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Lauren Gall

Administrative Assistant

Leana Mayzlina

Senior Program Manager

Pattie Carlin

Finance and Operations Director

Samara Islam

Program Coordinator

Share Roman

Impact Coordinator

Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Tristan Penn

Senior Manager of Equity and Accountability