Hi! I'm Ben.(And that's my wife Sarah.)

About

Career Bio

I am a content strategist and marketer for mission-driven organizations. That means I write and edit, shoot and edit photo and video, and build websites and email campaigns, all in support of advancing a mission.

Over my career, I have worked with organizations and companies to help tell their stories effectively and to grow their audience. To do this, I have thrived in environments where there is a belief in growth through experimentation, an appetite for partnership, and there are opportunities to make a lasting impact.

My experience includes strategic planning, marketing, blogging, video production, social media management, ghost writing and editing, fundraising, crisis communications, as well as managing both local and remote teams, to name only a few. Currently, I am Director of Marketing and Communications for Concord Academy.

Previously, I worked for the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) as their Senior Communications Manager, and for Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)2degreesBluSkye, Google, L.L.Bean and Maine Public Television.

As a writer, I focus on topics related to the environment and fly fishing. I was a regular contributor to On Earth magazine from 2006 to 2011. In addition, I have contributed to such publications as The Boston GlobePrint, Portfolio, and to The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media. I worked as the publicist for The New Yorker and as a fact checker for New York.

Personal Bio

As an avid fly fisherman, I maintain a site about fly fishing in New England called New England on the Fly which is a top search result in its category. I have contributed articles to The Drake, The Atlantic Salmon Journal, and other publications. I have edited a few books about Atlantic salmon fishing, and am on the US Board of the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA), and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (Angler’s Circle).

In 2010, I received a masters degree from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where I was fortunate to study on a Marshall Scholarship. Prior to that, I studied English literature at Brown University.

Having grown up in Maine, I love fishing, skiing, cycling, and photography. I currently live in Concord, MA.

Skills

Digital Marketing

Website Design

Email Marketing

Social Marketing

Blogging

Content Creation

Magazine production

Video Production

Photography

Ghost Writing

Management

Strategic Planning

Fundraising

Crisis Communication

Team Leadership

Clients & Companies