Ben is a lifelong west Michigan native. His work with animals started at Blandford Nature Center where he volunteered and later managed with the wildlife rehabilitation center. Through the years, Ben has worked at many veterinary practices in the area. He joined Northland AH in 2001 as a part-time assistant and in 2006 was promoted to practice manager. While his primary role is now management, Ben still enjoys working the medical floor and interacting with patients and their families.

When not at work Ben enjoys spending time with his partner and their four children. They love camping, hiking and all things outdoors. Ben and his family are also active in regional Native American tribal preservation, education and cultural events.