Ben Shadle

I am from North Canton, Ohio and currently live in Los Angeles, California. I was accepted into Medical School after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University. However, I discovered that my drive to become a physician was due to safety and security rather than passion, so I changed my path. I backpacked through 11 different countries in Europe and then explored education. I became licensed to teach science to students in grades 7-12 and received 24 graduate credit hours with a 4.0 GPA but again, I didn't find what I loved.

However, my most recent career move is computer programming and I LOVE IT! I am currently developing a Facebook application. I primarily work on the back-end, i.e. MYSQL database design and PHP coding (although I am well versed in HTML, CSS, JQUERY, and Adobe Photoshop) and I couldn't be happier!

Because my web developing doesn't pay the bills yet, I do freelance feature film/television/commercial production work, I act, I am a Tutor for Wyzant, and I am a Standardized Patient for Kaplan.

I love life and live it passionately!