Ben graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990 with a degree in American Studies. He started his web career as a front end developer in San Francisco at MiX Media and later moved to the online daily news site, Salon.com, where he served as production director for two years. He and his wife then moved to Durham, NC—their current home—where Ben helped direct web strategy and manage web projects for the office of news and communications at Duke University.
He joined Caktus in September, 2012 as a web project manager where his primary responsibilities include keeping clients informed and helping the team at Caktus to make sure they have all they need to finish projects.
He and his wife and two children live in Durham and in his spare time he plays saxophone and clarinet in two local bands.