Board Member Derek Hoshiko


Derek Hoshiko works with individuals and groups through story and conversation to engage their passions and to bring integrity more fully into their lives and their work, so their values truly serve them. He enjoys helping people navigate our changing world, to make social change fun, and to help people go beyond changing light bulbs—or just change their light bulbs. He graduated summa cum laude with a Computer Science degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, where he later completed a Master’s degree. Derek lives on Whidbey Island with his wife and son.
As the urgency of the climate crisis deepens into a monthly and weekly quickening, Derek advocates for action that is relevant to the scale of the problem. He believes that telling the truth and being courageous, addressing privilege and racism, and employing radical nonlinear change based on intersectionality and drawing on all disciplines is the only way to create meaningful change in time.