At an early age Ben began to have fascination with meditation and found that through the process of creating art he was able to achieve the same realization as experienced through the act of meditation. This led Ben to pursue a degree of fine arts at the University of Wisconsin Stout until a performance catapulted ben around the globe to study in the monasteries of Japan where ben found himself by losing himself. Upon returning to the united states ben began attending yoga school at Corepower yoga and circus school at Xelias Aerial Arts. Shortly thereafter Ben was granted with the financial aid to continue the pursuit of his fine arts degree at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Ben is currently studying print paper-book making, teaching yoga and performing acrobatics around the Twin cities.