My name is Ben Cole and I am from Marquette, Michigan. I recently graduated from Michigan State University with dual degrees in Film and Documentary Production, as well as Comparative Cultures and Politics. Growing up in the beautiful wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the outdoors have always been a very large part of my life. I was put on a pair of skis before I was 2 years old, and spent my summers biking, climbing, and camping with my family and friends. It is a passion of mine to share the outdoors with others so that everyone has the opportunity to experience all that they have to offer. With the BOEC I am very excited to be a part of an organization that truly makes those experiences possible for anybody.