Ben is a kind, humble and brilliant guy who grew up amid farms and open space in rural Illinois. After getting his BS in Architecture, he moved out west and volunteered for Americorps in Washington. When he met Brittany, he decided to move down to Berkeley to be close to her (because she's awesome). He is currently a bike mechanic by morning, and a wooden boat-builder and Japanese woodworker by afternoon. He loves to ride his bike, read and cook large delicious meals.
Brittany is a warm, outgoing and sharp woman who grew up in the mountains on the Nevada/California border. She is a graduate student at the University of Chicago, but as soon as she finished her coursework she fled back to California, where she is currently working on her Master's thesis at UC Berkeley. She loves to travel, garden and play Capoeira.