Benjamin Smith is an Industrial Electricity and Wind Technology instructor at AVTEC in Seward, Alaska. He holds a B.S.A.S.T. in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College. Prior to joining AVTEC in 2013, Ben worked as an Industrial Electrician for the Seward Coal Terminal, as a Maintenance Supervisor at Hidden Falls Hatchery near Sitka, AK, and earned the enlisted rank of E-5 in the U.S. Navy. He studied Engineering and Geology at Michigan Technological University.