EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WILD FORESTS & FAUNA
Ben is a tireless advocate and leader with a background in wilderness leadership, wildlife and forest conservation and environmental education. He has a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and is the current President of the Asheville Downtown Association Board of Directors and Mountain Wild! chapter of NC Wildlife Federation. Ben brings enthusiasm and passion to WildFF flowing from his love of hiking the forests, paddling the rivers and rambling the mountains from Alabama to Montana to his home in Asheville, NC.
I am beyond excited to lead Wild Forests and Fauna and to join this incredibly skilled and talented team. To communities across the globe, forests are vital sources of clean water, clean air, respite and recreation, abundant and diverse wildlife, connections to culture and more. I am proud to join WFF and to work with global communities to protect critically important forests and wildlife for future generations.