Ben has been working and/or playing on the river since his youth.  Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Ben was classically trained in the art of solo canoeing and marathon canoeing.  He began kayaking in college at the University of Montana and went on to own Missoula’s original canoe and kayak shop, The Canoe Rack.  After leaving the Canoe Rack, Ben became a Fish, Wildlife and Parks River Ranger, and spent his time protecting and preserving the mighty Blackfoot River.  We are lucky to have someone with the wealth of knowledge Ben has.  Look for him in your next Swiftwater course!

“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”

Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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