Before joining Very, Ben worked as a back-end engineer at Toyota Connected, where he designed and implemented a global mobility platform based on global customer needs. His day-to-day stack included Elixir/Phoenix, GraphQL/Absinthe, and Postgres — but Elixir/Phoenix are his favorites.

Ben earned his web development certification from The Iron Yard, and he also holds a BS in Interpersonal Communications from Trevecca Nazarene University.