BEN TEMPLE

General Manager

 

Ben joined the Rec Media team in January of 2006 and has been a driving force behind the growth and diversification of the company.

Managing the direction and daily workings of the administration, operations, and sales teams, Ben has a firm understanding of client needs and his teams continually push to exceed those expectations. Not much leaves our doors without Ben’s fingerprints – and he handles it all with a calm sense of control and good humor.

Ben has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. In his spare time he will play or watch any sport around, is an auxiliary firefighter, and takes every opportunity to travel the world with his wife.

 

Getting to know Ben:

What are your interests outside of work?

I love gardening, hiking, surfing, traveling, and baseball

What music do you listen to?

Country music and folk- rock

What is your perfect adventure?

It changes all the time, but right now my wife and I are really stoked about hitch-hiking to Alaska and bartering for a ride on an ocean-liner to Siberia where we'd take the Trans-Siberian railroad to Moscow. Either that or a dirt-bike, camping trip of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.

What is your favorite quote?

Do not ask what it is the world needs, ask what it is that makes you come alive and then do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.                                                                                                                                                                                     - Harold Whitman

What is one technology that you couldn’t live without?

I guess my PlayStation. But I think we'd all be better off with a little less technology in our lives.

What is your favorite place you have ever visited?

No contest - Beza Mahafaly, Madagascar.