Ben Farris was born and raised in central Florida. He graduated high school from Cornerstone Charter Academy in May 2019 and began attending Daytona State College that fall to play baseball. After two years of college sports, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Science. During this time, Ben met his now wife and they were married in July 2023. Ben graduated from ERAU in the fall of 2023 with a BS in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Applied Meteorology. Ben is looking to start a career in the aviation industry by gaining experience and building his flight hours.