Ben began his commercial landscaping career in 1999, but started mowing lawns in 1989 as a 13-year-old in the Dallas area. After founding Native Land Design in 2001, Ben has continued to be actively involved in the company's growth and development. Ben earned a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University.
He has proven to be an active member of the landscape and professional communities with involvement in multiple organizations; including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Community Association Institute (CAI), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), as well as sitting on several industry, business and educational boards.
Ben and his wife Barbie recently had a section of the Texas A&M University Gardens named in their honor to help teach gardening to future generations. Ben and his wife currently live in the Cedar Park area with their three children.