Ben was born in Orange County, California and lived there to the age of 12. He was active in the local Indian Guides tribe, where he came to be known as Sidewinder, a member of the Choctaw Tribe.
In 1999 the Bloom family moved to Saint Louis, Missouri where Ben went to Middle and High School at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School. While attending MICDS Ben played football, wrestled (poorly), and “ran” track.
After High School Ben moved back to Southern California to attend its University. In 2009 Ben graduated from USC’s Marshall School of Business and began working in the tech industry.
After college, Ben moved to San Diego for work where he signed up for OKCupid (because he was a sad lonely geek), and after a couple of not so great dates, he eventually found exactly what he was looking for: a girl with a deep and profound appreciation for Jay-Z. From the first date with Meredith, Ben was hooked and the rest was history.