Ben joined LRE in June 2015. Growing up on Lake Michigan, Ben has always held an affinity for water. In recent years, he has been able to pursue this passion through web and application development in addition to GIS. Ben has worked in water resources in a variety of locales including Colorado, Maine, and Oregon. He is passionate about developing robust websites and applications that allow for the effective management of water resources. In his free time Ben can be found running, biking, fishing, climbing, or writing for his music blog.