Ben is an energy specialist and manages the commercial and industrial trade ally networks in southern Oregon. He assists clients in identifying and managing lighting and other efficiency projects. He hosts trainings, attends outreach events and helps build relationships between contractors, businesses and utilities to increase participation and energy savings.
Prior to joining Evergreen Consulting Group in 2013, Ben worked at RHT Energy Solutions supporting Energy Trust of Oregon’s New Buildings Program. Ben also worked for Oregon Department of Transportation as a motor carrier enforcement officer, helping truck drivers understand ODOT’s rules and regulations. He served in the Navy as an aviation electrician, troubleshooting F-14 aircraft, as well as working with Erickson Air-Crane wiring and the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter. He has an associate’s degree from Rogue Community College.
Ben lives in Medford with his wife and two boys. The elder is his ski buddy and the younger is accomplished in Tai Kwon Do. The family snow skis in the winter and water skis, wakeboards and wake surfs in the summer. Ben and his wife volunteer weekly, socializing with kids through Awana, a Christian nonprofit.