Ben Kemper has been telling stories since the second grade. In 2007, he was awarded the title of Grand Torchbearer of America for the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. His professional storytelling career began in Boise, and has carried him to festivals and schools across America and to China. In addition to storytelling, Ben researches, writes, and produces historical stories pertinent to Idaho and the American West. He is also a seasoned stage performer with over 15 theatrical roles performed for productions in Chicago, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the Idaho Theater for Youth. He holds a B.S in Theater from Northwestern University.