Ben works for the Salt Lake Ranger District on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. He oversees 5 major ski areas, the avalanche artillery program in Little Cottonwood Canyon, outfitter & guiding permits, recreation event & race permits, recreation residences, and NEPA for the mountain resorts. He earned a BS in Environmental Studies and an MS in Natural Resource Recreation Planning & Management from the University of Utah. In his free time you can find him bird hunting with his dog, fly fishing, backpacking, or skiing. He also has a 6 month old son that he is excited to bring along on all of his outdoor adventures.