Ben has been with the Living Coast Discovery Center for 13 years serving as the Executive Director since 2013.  He was born in Hawaii and grew up in San Diego so it should come as no surprise that he is an avid scuba diver, fisherman and paddle boarder.  His passion for the ocean led to a Bachelor of science degree in Marine Biology from SDSU following an internship in the aquarium department at The Living Coast.  Ben has ben married to his wife for 16 years.