Ben hails from the Great Lake state of Michigan. He spent much of his childhood outdoors camping and kayaking in the myriad of rivers and lakes that helped foster a great appreciation for anything in nature. With a B.S. in biology from Western Michigan University Ben is always quick to point out marine mammals, any change in water dynamics, and finding the nearest raptor. This will be his third season guiding kayak trips in the Salish, and is pumped to be back paddling these familiar waters.
Outside of guiding Ben enjoys exploring his new state by biking, hiking, bird watching, and any other outdoor means. He’s always looking for good book recommendations as well as what breweries he should check out.