Ben was born and raised in Montgomery County. He started personal training while earning his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to pursue his Master’s in Physical Education, also through UMD. He is currently a teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools where he also coached high school lacrosse for 7 years. Ben found CrossFit in 2013 and never looked back. He earned his CrossFit Level 1 in 2014, Level 2 in 2018 and Level 3 in 2023. He enjoys staying up to date on research in exercise physiology and might sometimes give you a longer answer to your question than you hoped for. When not working out, Ben can be found hiking in the woods with his family.