Benjamin Wrase is originally from San Antonio, Texas. He attended SIU-C and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006. He has been providing substance abuse treatment services for Gateway Foundation in Carbondale since 2005. Ben holds his CADC and is also a certified trainer of Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. He lives with his wife and four children in Southern Illinois and serves on the board of a local youth camp.