Born on a commune and raised in the verdant bosom of the southern Willamette Valley, Ben has always lived in Oregon, and has called Portland home since 2004. He has worn many hats in the music community within Portland for the last 10 years, including leading CD Baby's strategic accounts efforts, starting the independent label Party Damage Records, curating a weekly radio show on XRAY.fm since its inception, and now managing the new record label Infinite Companion.
Ben lives for bike rides, records, the Oregon coast, knowing just the right song, learning how to cook food from all over the world, road trips, records, lengthy inventories, Wayne's World, records, singing loud with friends, the mountains, the Oxford comma, and records. If you're looking for smart, well-written science fiction, he would love to make a recommendation or five. Older than he looks, Ben has a past life as a community and political organizer and will still give you an earful about emissions standards and carbon markets if you let him.
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