After graduating, Ben took a position at the Virginia Outdoor Center in Fredericksburg, VA as the manager. While in Virginia, Ben would guest instruct and guide for Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Co. (CKAPCO) and instruct at Garrett College’s Adventuresports Institute. After increasing both his professional and personal outdoor experience, Ben began pursuing work opportunities in different regions. Over the past 10 years Ben has worked with the NOLS, NOC, Jackson Hole Kayak School, Costa Rica Rios, DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking, Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School, New Zealand Kayak School, Brevard College, Boston College, St. Michaels College, Wilderness Rescue International and many other outfitters and schools. Ben has further increased instruction, coaching, and guiding experiences through teaching courses and leading trips in Central America, Asia, New Zealand, and Europe.  Currently Ben lives in Virginia with his wife and newborn daughter.  He is finishing a master’s degree in Performance Coaching and continues to teach paddlesports, lead coach education workshops, and guide overseas.

-ACA Level 5 Instructor, Advanced Whitewater Canoe & Level 4 IT; Whitewater Kayak IT; Level 4 Whitewater Kayak, ITE, Level 4 Whitewater SUP IT; Level 2 Essentials of SUP ITE; Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor; Level 3 River Safety and Rescue, Instructor; Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator