Program Associate, 4-H & ANR
Hello! I am Ben Hindman, the new Program Associate for the Bath and Highland Virginia Cooperative Extension offices. I began working on September 10, 2020. I grew up spending summers on my family's homeplace on the Bullpaster River in Highland and have had a lifelong goal of living in the area. I am very excited to be here and working to serve the communities.
My background is in education. I earned my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. The following year I completed my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the College of William and Mary. Prior to accepting this position, I taught 4th and 5th grades for six years in New Kent, Virginia. I also spent time working at a therapeutic horseback riding facility. I am looking forward to applying my skills and experiences in a new way with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
My wife and I have two daughters, Marley and Rowen. In my free time I enjoy hiking and reading about history. I am thrilled to join the community and look forward to working with you.