Ben was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. He moved to Anchorage to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s of Natural Science & Biology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Upon completion of his degree, he went to work for Chugach Alaska Corporation. At Chugach, he works in the Lands department on special projects that help protect and preserve Corporation and heritage land for future generations.
Ben is an Alaska Native and lineal descendant to the Prince William Sound and Chugach Native region established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. His interests include fishing, hunting, competitive sports and trying new foods.
Ben was seated on the Council’s Board of Directors in January 2020.