Ben began playing the piano at the age of 5 and then learned to play drums and percussion throughout his middle and high school years. In 1995, Ben decided to teach himself to play the bass guitar. Ben played bass guitar in the doom metal band Forty Days Longing and is currently playing in the death metal band Modulus.
Ben's influences include progressive rock bands like Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Cynic, Planet X and Genesis. He is also influenced by jazz fusion music like The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and The Dave Weckl Band. Ben is also a huge fan of underground metal, including the bands Opeth, Anathema, My Dying Bride, King Diamond, Testament and While Heaven Wept.