Director of Philanthropy and Marketing Advisor
Ben is one of Edify’s newest members serving as Director of Philanthropy and Marketing Advisor following exceptional experiences with Edify’s vision trips. As founder and designer of Root Design Company, Ben has become an expert in guiding people, ideas, and resources through the design process. Through his story telling background, Ben’s entrepreneurial spirit keeps him at the helm of Root which continues to influence unique projects throughout Texas and Colorado, and anywhere else fun.
Ben is a native of Austin, Texas with a BA from Western State College of Gunnison, Colorado. This past year, the mountains called again and he answered by moving his family to the southern Colorado town of Pagosa Springs. He continues his exploration in design, creative brand consulting and business development with Root Design and several other business and non-profit ventures around the country. Ben is an avid skier and fly fisherman with a great love for the outdoors. This is usually where you will find him with his wife of 17 years, Cristi, and their four kids, Adelyn, Gunnison, Creede and South.
Additionally, Ben served on Young Life summer camp staff for 4 years at Wilderness Ranch and still currently assists with the West Austin Young Life club. Upon graduation from college, he also served on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the central Texas area.