Ben grew up in Southern New Hampshire. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor in Science in zoology, he moved to Northern Idaho and studied fisheries ecology and management. While in school, Ben was accepted as a GK12 teaching Fellow and fell in love with education.
In 2013, Ben and his wife moved to Reno. He began the Master of Education program at University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Upon completion of his Masters program, Ben taught high school science and has recently returned to Sierra Nevada Journeys.
When not teaching Ben enjoys hiking with his dogs, archery, and spending time with his family.