Ben is a Timber Specialist at Compeer Financial. He has expertise in the forest products industry, providing financing solutions to the industry supply chain in the Great Lakes region. He has a bachelor's degree in forest resource management from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Ben is on the Minnesota Log a Load for Kids board and is a member of the Society of American Foresters, Great Lakes Timber Producers Association, Minnesota Timber Professionals Association, Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota, Lake States Lumber Association and Forest Resources Association.
He and his wife Ann live in Duluth, Minn., and have one daughter.