Interesting fact about me is that I performed at Carnegie Hall with my high school choir (to a paying audience)!

Ben Thurston, AICP

Planning Director
With Baseline Since: 2018

Ben is a land use planner with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He relocated from Wisconsin to Colorado in 1999 with his family, but somehow his skiing experience is still limited to the iced hills of Wisconsin. His wife Robin is an elementary school teacher. His son Joey is studying computer science at the Colorado School of Mines. He still roots exclusively for Wisconsin sports teams – primarily the Packers. With a background in music performance, he taught himself to play the ukulele several years ago and will occasionally play and sing with friends and family.

Favorite Book: “Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, ukulele, and travel

Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs

Favorite bands:  John Fullbright, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rhiannon Giddens, James Hill, The Secret Sisters