As technical director, Ben is in charge of maintaining the technical worship systems for the facility, as well as leading the teams that operate the sound, broadcast, lighting and video production. He has been working in church audio since 1996, and he started recording in 2000. In 2004 Ben gained a formal education in audio sciences from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, a school specializing in recording and live sound technologies. Following school, Ben worked at The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito, Ca. Since coming on staff, Ben has moved from the position of audio engineer to that of technical director. He oversees the production aspects of Shoreline: sound, video, and lighting. Ben and his wife of seven years Erika live in Salinas with their three children, Alice (4) Gwendalyn (2),and Friedrich (newb).