Wilderness First Responder
Hometown: Terre Hill, PA
Ben was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was one of 49 grandchildren in his family. He went on to college and received a Marketing degree from Messiah College in 1988. There, he participated in soccer and track. He then went on to play professional indoor soccer for two years. Ben went back to college to pursue his Master’s degree in Youth and Family Studies at Denver Seminary. He proceeded to then use that degree to work with high school students until getting into the guest ranching industry; he has worked with guest ranches for the past 15 years. In Ben’s free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending quality time with his family. At home, this includes his wife, Holly. Chelsea is living in Denver and Amanda is living happily with her husband, David Gillie. Their daughter Annie is now living and attending school in Boston. Jack, the youngest is a freshman at Colorado State University. Fun Fact: Many will say that Ben’s golden retriever, Finn, is his best accessory.