Karsten Johnson is an accomplished business professional and has 20+ years experience working with companies of all sizes, including up and coming non profits like Preaching Peace. For most of those 20 years he worked at Island Packet Yachts, a world-recognized sailboat manufacturer based in Largo, Florida and founded by his father. Karsten obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Karsten has experience planning boat shows, industry conferences and yacht owner gatherings, engaging in the upwards of 2,000 people. His background in the manufacturing field, business world, and now the nonprofit sector, give him valuable insight in planning events specifically tailored to a wide variety of needs.

In his personal time Karsten volunteers his sailing experience to teach novices the ropes (or “sheets”, if you please!) at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. You can also find him on the karaoke (and occasional church choir) stage or exploring Florida’s beautiful trails, waterways and natural springs.

Lastly, and this really goes without saying, Karsten has been heard to say that he is extremely excited about being part of this dynamo team and to being an integral part of this truly extraordinary “event of meaning”!!