“Misery is the host for adaptation.”
–Secretary of Defense James Mattis
What do you do at Northwoods? Ben is responsible for delivering knowledge about the outdoors, as well as providing safety over watch while in the wilderness of Maine. He also offers structure and guidance in the students’ day-to-day life.
What is your experience? Prior to Northwoods, Ben worked as a Psychiatric Technician at Acadia Hospital.
Why do you work at Northwoods? Ben has worked for Northwoods Ranch & Retreat since 2016. With Northwoods, Ben has had the opportunity to lead several types of outdoor adventures. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway trip provides a chance to connect with students on a deeper level because of the hardships presented on the journey. Humanitarian trips to Kenya offer an immersive exposure to local culture for Ben and the students. Ben feels grateful for the many chances to travel to Africa. Ben enjoys the variety of students he works with at Northwoods, and he views these relationships and experiences as a collection of lessons to guide future students. Ben aspires to continue his education to culminate in a long and enjoyable career helping others.
Ben has two young children, a daughter and a son, with his wife. The Davis family enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending quality time together.