Ben Knisley

 Pathway Program Director, Columbus

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Prior to Tech Elevator I was...

a Manager of Technical Recruiting at Stafford Technology.

The students at Tech Elevator...

inspire me to help them find their first great job!

The best part of my day is...

getting to see our students grow.

Ben is a graduate of the Ohio State University where he majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing.  His first job out of college was as a Special Education teacher in the Gahanna Public School system, teaching English to junior high and high school students.  From there, he moved to Columbus Speech and Hearing where he was an Employment Specialist assisting those determined by the State of Ohio to be “most severely disabled” and in need of career assistance.  This position taught Ben the ins and outs of the employment process, which then led to him working at Stafford Technology as the manager of technical recruiting.  

For the last 8 years, Ben has worked to help others find stable employment in the Columbus market and is very excited to begin helping the students at Tech Elevator find their first development positions.

Ben and his wife, Kristy, live in Worthington with their baby girl, Vaughn Marie.  In his spare time, Ben teaches dog training and Krav Maga and likes to spend time outdoors.