CEO & Publisher
Bernie founded Benjamin Media in 1992 with the launch of Trenchless Technology magazine. He is a Professional Accounting graduate of Kent State University and is a CPA, but his real interest is entrepreneurship — developing and growing businesses. He has received numerous industry awards — most notably he was in the inaugural induction class of the NASTT Hall of Fame — and is a frequent speaker at trenchless events all over the world. Bernie can be seen at many industry events related to trenchless technology, water/wastewater, and oil and gas pipelines. He is a U.S. Army veteran.
Mike joined Benjamin Media in 2013, after a seven-year run as a writer and editor for the Sun News in Cleveland, Ohio. Mike is an American Society of Business Press Editors-recognized writer and he covers a little bit of everything in the trenchless industry. He looks forward to bringing the same enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge to the pipe cleaning world. He’s always on the lookout for project sites to visit, and opportunities to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee or a pint of beer with the boots on the ground to discuss the latest industry happenings. When not at work, Mike is spending quality time with his family or trying to find a local car show or race to attend.
Advertising Account Manager
Trenchless born and raised might be one of the ways to describe this opportunity presenter. Dan has been involved in Trenchless Technology since 2001 and has been heavily involved in the development and success of the magazine and its annual supplements. Dan has been actively involved with industry associations NASTT and NASSCO for many years. He and his wife, Crystal, have been married for two years and together they have four teenage boys. Dan enjoys playing golf, watching any Fast & Furious movie, and taking walks or enjoying a red wine with his wife.
Advertising Account Representative
Maura joined Benjamin Media in 2016. She started her career in in the marketing industry eight years ago, and specializes in digital/print advertising tailored to her customer’s needs. Maura graduated from Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in communications. Outside of work she likes to go hiking with her husband, travel, cook, and spend time with family and friends.
Audience Development & Sustainability Coordinator
Cayla has become affectionately known as the “circulation guru” at BMI. She enjoys getting to know our many subscribers and thinking of new ways to drive audience engagement. With a background in environmental science and public health, Cayla is also dedicated to advancing BMI’s commitment to sustainability and community engagement. Having lived in several places over the years, she enjoys visiting friends across the country and her family back in Tennessee when she’s not exploring her new home of Cleveland.
Joan has worked in the design field for more than 30 years and is one of three talented graphic designers of the BMI Production Department. She and her fellow teammates, Sarah Haughawout, and Deb McManus somehow manage to nail the challenge of designing with organization, legibility and visual flair. Joan is also an accomplished watercolor artist and has been selected to exhibit with honors in numerous juried exhibits and art shows throughout Northeast Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and enjoying nature.