Pete De Kock

Pete De Kock, VP of Operations and Communications, guides the team’s day-to-day operations and collaborates on IFYC’s branding, thought leadership, and storytelling initiatives. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and Harvard Divinity School, and has also studied at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Naro Moru, Kenya and Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Prior to joining IFYC Pete directed in state operations for U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley and engaged communities throughout the Midwest on critical social and policy issues. That experience gave him amazing opportunities to help people and explore the values that shape our national discussion on how we should live (and hopefully thrive!) together. Pete is a proud Iowan, accomplished fisherman, and barbeque aficionado, but his greatest love is his family. He and his wife are expecting their first child in summer 2012.