Growing up in Jackson Hole, WY, Ben’s lifestyle was built around experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding area through endurance activities. He developed a joy for nordic skiing, backcountry skiing the Tetons, mountain running, whitewater kayaking and rafting, mountain biking, and climbing.

Ben joined the local nordic ski program in Jackson at a young age which eventually led him to achieving a medal at Junior Nationals and competing at the NCAA level at Western State College in Colorado. After transferring to the University of Oregon and then studying abroad at the University of Oslo in Norway–where he explored thousands of kilometers of ski trails– he made his way back to the Tetons.

In his 20’s Ben was eager to push his fitnes limits and backcountry skiing ability. Always charging hard resulted in fracturing his pelvis while skiing the Middle Teton. After the injury, bringing more balance to his body, mind, and spirit became more of a priority. He completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training from Seven Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ and completed two 10-day Vipassana meditation courses, inspiring an active practice. He now finds joy in helping others realize their full potential through smart training and balance.

Ben began his coaching career with the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club in 2007, and he still coaches with the organization today. During his six-year stint as the Nordic Program Director and Head Coach, he became a Level 200 U.S. Ski and Snowboard coach and helped JHSC become a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Certified Club. His achievements include coaching a national champion and a handful of athletes who podiumed at Junior Nationals and now compete with NCAA teams.