Ben grew up as the second of four brothers in southern New Hampshire, and, when September rolls around and the trees fail to turn vibrant colors, he misses it dearly. He remains somewhat surprised to find himself living just outside of Houston in the sweltering heat, and more surprised still to discover he's grown fond of both city and state.
He grew up without a television (since there were - sigh - "better things to do"), so film and media always held a mystical appeal for him. He eventually chose it as a major, since it sounded like fun.
Ben is a proud Christian, a longtime Boston sports fan, an indie rock fanatic, and he's famous for having no luck at all. He's completely helpless around a $5 DVD rack and can't ever seem to find a way to unclutter his DVR.