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 tend to lurk. 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 during the wee morning hours on May 14, 1980. My mom and dad raised me 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. To my knowledge, the current population of Gooseville is 4, down from 6 when my brother and I still lived there. You probably think I'm kidding, but I'm not. There's a sign and everything (made by Ken Soper, a friend to my family for many years before his passing in 2007) — it's a real 'town' that once boasted a smithy, wagon shop, hydro-powered saw mill, and even a cheese factory. I went to elementary school in Batavia, then Middle and High School in Random Lake. Since leaving home in 2001 I have lived in Madison, usually in the capital loop neighborhood on the isthmus, and more recently on the near West side with my other half, William. We have two cats, Oscar and Badger.
In 2005 I graduated from the 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 college I worked for seven years as Marketing & Communications Manager at Quality Cellular in Verona, Wisconsin. Since October of 2012 I have been at American Family Insurance, specializing in the development of internal websites for the agent/sales channel. If you are interested in learning more about my work history, my resume can be viewed and downloaded here.
I have a pretty wide range of interests, chief among which are rugby and anything relating to the internet. I play loose forward with the Madison Minotaurs Rugby Football Club, and that is pretty awesome. It's a great sport that gets me out of the house and away from the computer - I recommend it to folks of any age!
Thanks again for visiting,