Ben McKinley

Ben McKinley is a 33-year-old Oregon native and dad to a 2-1/2-year-old daughter. He runs a web development shop in Portland. Ben was exposed to the outdoors and sports at a young age—he grew up alpine ski racing at Mt. Ashland and played football through high school and college. As an adult, Ben has coached youth football, high school ski racing, and now a group of adult skiers for 14+ years. Ben enjoys skiing, alpine touring, mountaineering, kayaking, and cycling and considers outdoor exposure a high priority in his daughter’s life.

Introducing Kids To Outdoor Play

A Dad’s Perspective—Introducing Kids To The Outdoors Without Overwhelming Them I have been amazed at how open kids are to new experiences, especially in the outdoors. Whether it’s a walk down the street, exploring the local park, or going on […]