About Ben Coblentz
Thank you for visiting my web site. BenCoblentz.com is the central hub connecting most of the places on the internet where I can be found. For the most part, it's really just a modern day equivalent to an old fashioned phone book listing. Since you're here though, let me tell you a little bit about myself!
I was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on May 14, 1980. Mom and dad raised my brother and I in a little place called Gooseville, which is located in the rural east-central part of the state. It's on some maps, but not many. The current population of Gooseville is 4, down from 6 when my brother and I still lived there. Like other communities, Gooseville has a welcome sign (made by Ken Soper, a wonderful friend to my family for many years before his passing in 2007) — it's a real 'town' that once boasted a smithy, wagon shop, waterwheel-powered saw mill, and even a cheese factory. I went to elementary school in Batavia, then Middle and High School in Random Lake. I have lived in Madison since 2001 and currently reside on the near West side with my other half, William. We have two cats, Oscar and Badger.
In 2005 I graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelors Degree in English. Commencement that year happened to fall on my 25th birthday, which was a lot of fun! After completing my undergrad, I worked at Quality Cellular in Verona for seven years, completing my time there in the role of Marketing & Communications Manager. Since October of 2012 I have been at American Family Insurance, initially as a web developer working on internal websites and more recently leading an amazing team focused on delivering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions. I earned my MBA from Grantham University in May 2019. If you are interested in learning more about my work history, please visit my LinkedIn Profile.
I have a pretty wide range of interests, chief among which are rugby, music and anything relating to technology, computers and the internet. I played loose forward with the Madison Minotaurs Rugby Club for many years and since 2018 have transitioned from an active player to an active supporter.
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