Ben is Lullabot's secret weapon – an expert systems administrator, server and hosting infrastructure architect, web and database optimizations guru, and all around friendly and knowledgable guy. Ben helps on Lullabot products and client projects with everything from simple server setup and configuration to architecting high performance high availability server clusters and content delivery networks for some of the most popular websites on the Internet.
Previous to joining Lullabot, Ben worked as a senior systems administrator and resident Drupal-hosting expert at NeoSpire. It was there that he caught the attention of the Lullabot team as he helped the 'bots launch several high-profile client sites. Early in 2012, Ben decided to make a career change and Lullabot snatched him up.
Ben now ensures that all of Lullabot's websites hum along happily day and night. He can even get them to sing in harmony if you listen closely enough!
Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and now resides in Grand Prairie, Texas with his wife and daughter. When he’s not managing servers and infrastructure devices, Ben enjoys DIY home improvement projects, playing drums (when his wife and baby are out of the house), and video games. He also maintains a small tech blog at http://www.badllama.com/ (using Drupal 7!)