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.

Thanks again for visiting,

Ben C.