Ben grew up in Brookings and has watched the real estate market with his mom since age 4. Ben graduated from Brookings High School, and attended Drake University to play Division 1 soccer until he was injured. He then transferred back to SDSU to finish his degree. He is also a soccer coach for Brookings Watertown Select U14 Boys. During his time at Drake, Ben worked with Team Type 1 as a Global Ambassador to help other people with Type 1 Diabetes.