Hello. I’m Ben — and that’s my enormously talented wife Sarah. Thanks for visiting my site.

This site is meant to address a question: What do I do?

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. Throughout my career, I have focused on education and the environment. I dabble in fly fishing.

Over my career, I have worked with NGOs and privately owned companies to help tell their stories effectively. My experience includes strategic planning, marketing, blogging, video production, social media management, ghost writing and editing, fundraising, and crisis communications, 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, 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 such publications as The Oxonian ReviewPrint, 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.

My hobby is fly fishing, both the pursuit of fish and writing about the sport. I maintain a site about fly fishing in New England called New England on the Fly.I have contributed articles to The Drake, The Angler’s Club of New York Bulletin, and had my work collected in an angling anthology by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum. I have edited a few books about fly fishing, two of which were written by my dad, Hoagy B. Carmichael, about the Grand Cascapedia River in Quebec, Canada, where we’ve had the privilege of chasing huge salmon for years. You can find those books here. I also edited a book, Cascapedia Giants, by my friend Ronald S. Swanson.

In 2010, I received a masters degree from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where I was fortunate to study on a Marshall Scholarship. While at Oxford, my research combined behavioral economics, climate science, and public opinion trends. Prior to that, I studied English literature at Brown University.

Having grown up in Maine, I am an avid fly fisherman, skier, and cyclist. I love to take photos and to cook. I currently live in Concord, MA. I miss England.


If you would like to contact me, please feel free to email me at: b.h.carmichael [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

You can follow me on Twitter @ bhcarmichael

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Find my videos on Vimeo.

Or visit my photography website here.