FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, & PRESIDENT – Ben served as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) crewman with the 7th Marine regiment out of 29 Palms, CA. After his enlistment in 2006, Ben enrolled in college and studied a variety of disciplines including writing, web design, and branding. In between classes, he found a passion for small business and entrepreneurship which equipped him to start Dauntless Wine Company in 2014 while attending college studying viticulture and enology.
In 2020 Ben and Carrie were able to secure their first 6.4 acres in Laurelwood Oregon through the USDA. This site will be the test bed for Foundation Fellowship members – giving them the experience and education necessary to qualify for their own first time farmer loans.