Ben got involved in promoting sustainability and community improvement several years ago as a volunteer Green Guide for Sustainable 19125/19134 in his neighborhood of Fishtown. He has focused his efforts on increasing recycling participation and green home improvements, as well as coordinating the planting of street trees on his block. Ben grew up in the Northern Virginia area until graduating from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1994 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. After completing several tours of duty aboard ships in Norfolk and San Diego, he resigned from the Navy to pursue a new career as a pilot. Moving to the area from California in 2003, Ben now spends modest chunks of his time flying for a major airline in Philadelphia.
Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Holly served in AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in the southeastern and western regions of the U.S. to pursue her passion for community service, teamwork, and travel. She has been with Eisenhower Fellowships since 2007 and recently received her Master’s in Education Administration from Temple University. Besides volunteering with Sustainable 19125 & 19134, Holly is a board member for Kensington Community Food Co-op, and enjoys playing volleyball, using her bike to get her where she's got to go, reading, and gardening.