Ben received a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 1996 and a Master’s in Forestry from the University of Vermont in 2003. Prior to joining Redstart Forestry in 2001, Ben was employed as a firefighter/smokejumper with the USDA Forest Service, parachuting and fighting fires throughout the western US.
As part of his work with Redstart, Ben is the lead management consultant for the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT.
Growing up on a homestead in Vermont, Ben developed his interests in livestock, sugaring, and working in the woods. Ben and his wife Grace and their two daughters live in Corinth VT, where they own and operate a sheep farm.