Ben is originally from Buffalo, NY. He is currently a full-time MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. On active duty, he initially served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with VMAQ-4 and company commander at MCRD Parris Island before becoming a Special Operations Officer with MARSOC. He has several deployments to the Middle East, the Pacific, and North Africa. He holds an MS from Boston University and a BA in Biology from Kenyon College where he also played Lacrosse.