About Ben

Born in Monterey as a Third Generation Peninsula Native, I’ve resided in the City of Seaside for most of my life and have also held residency in Carmel Valley for nearly a third of my life. As I grew into adulthood I was raised with principles of self-reliance, limited government and service to country. After graduating from Carmel High School in 2001, I registered to vote as a Republican at 18 and joined the United States Navy at 21 to become a Nuclear Machinists Mate.

In 2012 I graduated from Monterey Peninsula College with Associates Degrees in History, Psychology, Political Science and University Studies with an Engineering Emphasis. I am currently enrolled at CSU Monterey Bay working towards a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

For over a decade I’ve worked as a Private Security Officer as my primary occupation and have worked tutoring students in Math and Physics for almost a decade. I’ve also been a member to a local church in Monterey for 11 years, a member of a local men’s community in Seaside/Carmel for the past 9 years, and I‘ve sponsored a child in an impoverished country for almost 5 years.