Ben Klasky


Ben Klasky is the President and CEO of IslandWood, a unique 255-acre outdoor learning center located on Bainbridge Island. Prior to joining IslandWood, Ben served as the Executive Director of Net Impact, a global organization of MBAs using the power of business to address social and environmental challenges.

Ben currently teaches Social Entrepreneurship at UW's Evans School of Public Affairs and a masters class on Nonprofit Management through SPU. Ben’s career ranges from advising Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, to fundraising as a development director at Teach For America, to teaching third grade in a severely under-resourced school district in Louisiana.

Ben holds an MBA and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University, and he lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife and two young sons.