Ben is delighted to be playing with Nathan, Evynne, and the gang. Ben studied cello with Ray Davis of the Seattle Symphony and Hamilton Cheifetz of Portland State University. He loves to play chamber music with friends. When not playing the cello, Ben loves exploring Oregon with his wonderful wife, kids and dogs. Ben has degrees in religious studies from Reed College and the University of Washington, and is interested in Himalayan art. He keeps himself busy managing IT operations at the UO College of Arts and Sciences, as well as teaching an occasional art history or poetry seminar at UO.