Ben joined the Lucedale Nerds team in 2012 with four years of experience in computer servicing and sales. In the summer of 2012, he placed 2nd in the state of Mississippi for Computer Maintenance Technology at the SkillsUSA competition. He went on to earn 1st place in Computer Maintenance the following year. Ben earned his CompTIA Network+ certification in April 2013, just before he completed his AAS Computer Servicing degree as a student of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in May 2013.
In June of 2013, Ben earned his CompTIA A+ certification and placed 3rd in Computer Maintenance Technology at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Then, in August of 2013, he completed his second AAS degree for Computer Networking. As a full-time employee, Ben works primarily as a Field Technician handling service calls, maintaining the networks of the commercial accounts he manages and assisting customers remotely at the Help Desk. Ben also manages the Exchange server.