Ben has been a certified Pool Operator and Certified Aquatics Director since 1996. He graduated from Texas State Technical College for TV/VCR Repair in 1987 and is a Certified Electronics Technician. Ben completed 30 hours in Pastoral Counseling from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Evansville Indiana in 2003 and received his BA in General Biblical Studies 2005 from Rochville University in New York, New York. He is an authorized OSHA trainer in Construction and General Industry since 2000. Ben is the founder and current president of the Texas Aquatic Team for Critical Incident Stress Management. He is the University Liaison for Texas Public Pool Council, an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, an Instructor Trainer for American CPR Training Inc., and a Certified Water Fitness Instructor. His hobbies and interests include most outdoor sports activities and he is a volunteer leader for Legacy Outfitters. Ben is an ordained Pastor and attends Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Spring, Texas.