IMPORTANT NOTE: Benji is taking a leave-of-absence from teaching. Please direct inquiries for instruction to other trainers or send us an email.Benji began climbing in 2007. He quickly transitioned to climbing outside, where he fell in love with the movement, challenge, and adventure that climbing provides. Those same elements have inspired Benji to pursue climbing around the country and abroad.Benji comes from a family of educators. His passion for teaching, mixed with his love of climbing and adventure, moved him to pursue a career as an instructor and outdoor educator.Benji holds a Recreation Management degree with a concentration in Outdoor Experiential Education from Appalachian State University, is a certified Wilderness First Responder through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS, and is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.He has worked with the North Carolina Outward Bound School, Adventure Treks, and The Academy at Trails Carolina, and has been instructing for Climb Nashville since 2014.