Ben Fortson

VP of Training & Education

VP of Training & Education

Ben serves Equip as VP of Training & Education, overseeing the content and direction of our courses. As a former NOLS instructor, college professor and camp director, Ben is passionate about making our courses pertinent, practical and fun. With over 30-years experience in Christian outdoor education, he brings an experiential approach to developing and applying appropriate technologies at home and on the mission field. Ben and Nancy live in nearby Black Mountain, North Carolina, where over 20-years ago they lived in a Native American tipi while building their cabin.  Enthusiastic about sharing their faith through relationships and good stewardship, Ben and Nancy began their new journey with Equip in 2016.

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Click Here to read a letter from President, George Foose about Ben's position.