Ben grew up in the Seattle Washington area. He first graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Writing, and later returned graduating from the department of rehabilitation medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Upon graduating in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Ben moved to Orange County California where he completed his one year residency in Orthotics. He then moved back to Seattle Washington where he completed his one year residency in Prosthetics at Harborview Medical Center (the level one trauma center for states Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska). Ben is certified in Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. He is also licensed in Prosthetics and Orthotics inTexas. In his free time Ben enjoys travel, spending time with his wife and family, and working on his farm, cars, and home remodeling.