Ben began attending Trout Creek as a camper in 1998 and began serving on volunteer Summer Staff for the first time in 2005. Since then, Ben has been serving the camp in a variety of positions including: CIT, counselor, counselor dean, chapel speaker, worship leader, LEAD, and also had a previous stint as Program Director. Ben also served on the board of directors from 2016 until 2019, when he transitioned to full-time staff as Program Director.
Before rejoining the Trout Creek staff, Ben worked as a youth pastor and preacher at Eastridge Church in Clackamas, and more recently made his living as a full-time actor and musician in Portland and beyond. Ben studied music and theater and George Fox University, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies at Western Seminary.