Vice President, Field Operations (Exec. Director- Portland)
Staff, Trainer - Portland
Ben joined Positive Coaching Alliance in September of 2015, as the Executive Director of the Portland Chapter. As Chapter Executive Director, Ben is responsible for the success of the PCA-Portland Chapter. He works with the PCA-Portland Board to develop, implement and evaluate a long-term strategy for the chapter. He represents PCA in the local community by developing relationships with business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders. In addition, Ben is responsible for raising sufficient funds annually for PCA-Portland to thrive.
In 2019, Ben was promoted to Vice President, Field Operations, where he also now manages the oversees operations and strategy for PCA-Seattle, PCA-SF Bay Area, PCA-Minnesota, and PCA-New England.
Ben is a graduate of Baylor University, with a Church Recreation and Leisure Services Degree. He completed a Masters of Arts and Global Leadership Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He grew up a multi-sport athlete with soccer being his favorite. Having traveled to many parts of the world, Ben quickly realized that knowing the language of sports allows you to communicate with anyone in the world. He has dedicated his life to serving people and believes that sport is a very powerful way to help make a difference.
Ben enjoys fly fishing, cycling, soccer, playing guitar and also serves as the Chaplain for the Portland Timbers. He is happily married to his wife, Jamie, and they have two boys, Nolan and Griffin.