Chris Stakich

CEO – Rustic Pathways

Since graduating from Harvard University in 2001, Chris Stakich spent the last 13 years working in the fields of education, travel, and community service. He believes that travel should be an essential part of every education, and that travel can be a model of sustainable development. After serving in almost every capacity within Rustic Pathways, Chris now leads the company with an eye for excellence and innovation as the CEO and Chairman of the Board. In addition to his roles at Rustic Pathways, Chris is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Thinking Beyond Borders, and sits on the boards of University School (Ohio) and Compass Academies. Chris now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two young sons, and is committed to developing future leaders who embody compassion and global understanding.