Raised by his mother who loved reading him books and a father who loved the outdoors, Ben and his brother grew up in the wood filled shores of Washington State, playing out the life he hoped to live: a fearless pirate, a double agent, a private detective, a lumberjack with an axe and a blue ox. But, pirates (the fun kind) no longer exist, he has no ties with the Secret Service, nor credentials to solve crimes, and blue oxen don’t actually exist. It wasn't until he was in high school that he realized it wasn’t these occupations that made him happy, but the family and friends who helped support the story around his characters. Ben has been acting ever since. Stories will always be told, and people will always love to relive them.