Originally from Ohio, Ben attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he majored in secondary education and history. He joined the Falling Creek summer staff in 1998, and in August of 2006, Ben joined the full-time staff as assistant program director.
Today, Ben serves as the Outdoor Adventure Director for Falling Creek, coordinating all of the outdoor adventure activities. Ben is a certified Wilderness First Responder and a Swift Water Rescuer. He served on the board of the American Camp Association’s Southeast Section and Legislative Committee for the North Carolina Youth Camp Association.
Playing no favorites, Ben takes advantage of all the outdoor opportunities offered in the mountains, and he is even a ski instructor at Alta Ski Area in Utah. He and his wife Elliot, a veterinarian, are avid kayakers, rock climbers, backpackers, and bikers. What would you expect from one of the nation’s best outdoor adventure directors?
In the off-season, Ben and Elliot reside in Salt Lake City, Utah with their rescue dogs.Email Ben