It may seem odd to introduce Ben Canner after all this time, when he's been the author of so many posts on the site. You may already feel as if you know him well. I can assure you, however, that there's much more to know about Ben!
Ben is a 2013 graduate of Clark University with a B.A. in English. We found him after he had worked as a temp in some pretty interesting jobs (ask him about the blue box sometime) and as a freelance writer. Ben is our resident humorist — he has never met a pun he didn't like, and he has a long list of elephant jokes he'd be happy to tell you — and he greets everyone with a cheerful smile. We chose him as the interviewer for our Featured Maker series because of his writing background, and he also contributes to our social media on a regular basis. And, of course, you can meet him in the store five days a week, where he has an encyclopedic knowledge of our products and our makers!
Ben says his personal quinstance "is the elephant cup you bought me way back in May, a symbol of hope for me. After all you gave me a chance after so much rejection, and this cup reminds me of the day I knew everything really had worked out. I use it as a holder for my honey stirrers for tea since I use that all the time."
Stop in and see Ben in the store, and you're sure to get a sense of how glad we are to have him on our team!