My name is Ben Landau. I’m from Port Washington, New York, where I moved after my first couple years as a baby in New York City. Last Spring I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a major in Political Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. I have always loved outdoor activities. Snowboarding is my favorite activity in the world, and I have been fortunate enough to travel around North America and board at multiple known resorts. Even with this passion of mine, I never imagined living out in Colorado, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I’m also extremely excited for what I believe will be a truly meaningful and fulfilling experience working with BOEC. I have a lot of experience helping children with special needs, specifically those with Autism Spectrum Conditions. In my hometown I initiated several athletic programs to assist kids with Autism Spectrum Conditions in learning how to play soccer, row in a competitive regatta, and more. I was also chosen to serve as council chairman of the Long Island Youth Leadership Council for Autism Speaks, where I coordinated with the various committees to develop community outreach through disseminating information raising awareness about Autism, organized and publicized philanthropic events, worked with the national organization and the public sector to initiate and organize local events, and much more. I look forward to using my knowledge from these experiences in my role with BOEC!