Ben Ratkowski is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was raised as an only child—a fact that his three sisters lament. He now lives in North Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife Rachel and his two kids, Patrick and Natalie who are immersed daily in Ben’s “dad jokes.”
Being around theatre his entire life lead Ben to having a bunch of fun stories—ask him for a story if you
dare wish. Eventually, it also lead him to the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Ben has worked in the theatre professionally for over 20 years with such companies as Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, American Shakespeare Center, M&W Productions, and Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre. Ben is excited to continue to empower people through the magic of theatre in his new role as NTC’s Sales Account Manager.