For his work in the movement, Fairtrade International named Ben
one of the Top 10 Biggest Fair Trade Advocates in the World and #1 in the U.S. His passion for fair trade has taken him to the TEDx stage and on-the-ground to fair trade farms in Ecuador and artisan workshops in India.
Ben celebrates all cultures and people. As a US Ambassador for the 33rd Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Ben
spent a year in Germany representing the US to strengthen diplomatic relations. And as a human rights activist, he was named 40 LGBT Leaders Under 40 by Business Equality Magazine.
Dedicated to great taste, consumer health, and sustainable sourcing, Ben
founded Five North Chocolate
®, an award winning, Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® supporting cacao farmers around the world by creating deliciously nutritious, Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate snacks.