Ben was born in Rapid City, SD, but raised in Northern Virginia. He moved to Missoula to attend the University of Montana where he earned an Army ROTC scholarship and a degree in Forestry. He spent five years on active duty and subsequently worked as a logistics, business and operations manager in Missoula for private, public, and non-profit entities. You can find Ben chasing his three year old son down the tow rope at Snowbowl, on the river or on a hiking trail somewhere in western MT if he isn’t working or cooking.
Favorite quote: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” -Calvin Coolidge
Favorite way to relax: hiking to a fishing hole
Special skill: making homemade sourdough bread