Ben Christensen, a fourth generation Montanan, was born and raised in Kalispell. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies, focusing on Chinese language and literature. After college he worked in commercial real estate in Beijing for four years, followed by four years in venture capital, splitting his time between Palo Alto, California and Shanghai. In 2012, Ben had the opportunity to join Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman, Montana. He is currently a Sr. Director on the operations team, leading product development, financial planning, product sourcing, and supply chain management.
Ben and his wife, Anja, have three kids: Axel (2), Loic (4) and Isla (6). The outdoors are an intrinsic part of their lives and Ben feels a deep commitment to protecting Montana’s open spaces.