Ben Trentelman

Director of Operations

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Ben Trentelman, a young padawan, began the long journey to becoming an afterschool Jedi. Trained and inspired in Ogden as a student and participant in the afterschool arts by his mentors at the Marshall White Community Center, Youth Impact, and Spy Hop Productions, Ben learned the importance of how afterschool impacts families, communities, and the universe. Harnessing the power of the afterschool force, Ben furthered his afterschool journey, working as a volunteer, then line staff, director, program coordinator, and eventually an area coordinator where he at one point oversaw several programs serving hundreds of afterschool padawan. Ben is passionate in combating the dark side by empowering youth and the afterschool staff who serve and protect them. Ben oversees quality improvement efforts across Utah by ensuring his own team of Out-of-School Time Jedis have the tools, knowledge, and proper respect for the force to support hundreds of afterschool programs.

Specialties: Program Quality, Website and Data Collection, Program Leadership and Training.

Favorite Beverage: Not Black Coffee (he’s cutting back)