Prior to joining NALIP, Ben successfully managed leadership development and social services programs in Southern AZ. He transitioned to filmmaking by building a solid track record as a unit production manager, production supervisor and independent producer. At VientoFuego Productions he wrote, produced and directed several Spanish language feature films currently being broadcast. Ben has worked as an international field producer at premier technology expos in Asia, commercial productions in Mexico and most recently at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ben’s expertise has made him highly sought after as a consultant, content creator and project manager. After serving as key support staff at NALIP's signature programs; Latino Producers Academy and the NALIP Media Summit (formerly the National Conference), Ben was brought on to manage and strengthen its Latino Media Market, a meeting series that matches Latino content creators with executives and funding opportunities.
He is a graduate in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University in Arizona.