Jack Clasen

North Carolina

Jack Clasen earned a PhD from the Indiana University School of Public Health and taught at LSU and the University of Cincinnati. After a few years he joined the business world in order to have time to devote to gardening and being in nature. He became a Master Gardener and active volunteer in his community. Before retiring and moving to Raleigh, NC, Jack’s garden was awarded one of the 10 best gardens in the greater Cincinnati area, filmed by HGTV, and featured in Cincinnati magazine.

Jack has been with AIB since its inception in 2002 and has judged 95 communities in 4 countries. He was chair of the AIB national awards program from 2009 to 2017.