Ben Silver

Ben is a GIS analyst with a background in cartography, environmental planning, and sustainability management. Ben enjoys using mapping and geospatial analysis to help empower communities, and to lend understanding to complex data and systems that would otherwise be inaccessible to the average community member.

Prior to joining BERK, Ben worked for the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer as a cartographer maintaining the statewide trails database. Concurrently, he worked for the TRPC performing the GIS portion of their climate adaptation planning process. In addition, Ben has held resource conservation management positions with both the UW Bothell and North Seattle College, where he helped each organization better manage resources through the lens of environmental sustainability. Ben holds a dual B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Urban Planning, cum laude, from the University of Washington.

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Originally from Spokane, Ben has spent most of his life in Washington State. Like many in Seattle, Ben enjoys exploring the beautiful surroundings, and spending weekends camping and backpacking in the area. A lifelong musician and music lover, you will often find Ben at one of Seattleā€™s amazing music venues, where he loves seeing funk, bluegrass, jazz, and everything in between.