Ben has been dreaming of flying since he was a kid, building marginally airworthy Lego planes. He's been flying for over 20 years, and along the way has wandered through careers in healthcare, design, marketing, and start-ups. The accomplishment he's most proud of, however, is co-founding and building Crema Coffee Roasters, which has recently been recognized by Food and Wine Magazine as one of America’s best coffee companies! Is it any wonder that he believes a great day of flying begins with a great cup of coffee? (…and ends with a Yamazaki whiskey afterwards?)
In his free time he enjoys coffee (again), riding motorcycles, anything outdoors, woodworking and mechanical tinkering, and flying radio-controlled airplanes.
More than anything though, Ben loves introducing others to aviation.