Ben Blake joined the Parsec team in 2017. Prior to joining the team, he was a Mathematics Instructor at A-B Tech Community College. In addition to a Master of Science in mathematics from Western Carolina University Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Clemson University. While originally from Gainesville, Florida, he was drawn to Asheville by his love of the mountains and has called this area his home since 2007. Ben spends the bulk of his free time kayaking on local rivers, occasionally drying off to ride his mountain bike.