The founder of Thirdofeight Institute, Benjamin is an entrepreneur with a history of overcoming intense personal difficulties and a strong penchant for story telling. Raised in the panhandle of Idaho, Benji came to love the wild woods and round-topped mountains of his childhood.


As a child, creative expression was never especially emphasized, but it was a constant personal theme in everyday activities. After years of conscious denial, he finally learned to own his gifts and master his personal challenges. Not only did creativity become a preeminent priority, but inner peace slowly began flowing in his life.


He now devotes all of his time both to expressing his personal creative inclinations, as well as helping others to learn of their infinite value as children of God and the truths that can lead them to satisfy their purpose as healed and gifted creators.


Barry's unique life experiences have gifted him with an uncanny empathy and desire to love and inspire others. His preoccupation with temporal preparedness gives him incredible skills to assist those who wish to better take care of themselves and those they love.

Barry is resourceful and has learned through a higher power to listen to his best self. He runs a youtube channel dedicated specifically to helping people learn to get by off-grid. He lives and operates a branch of the Institute in Iowa.


Josh has learned to face challenges through mastering himself. His understanding of the inner struggle to perform and sacrifice has given him tools that allow him to learn and teach efficiently and powerfully with incredible specificity.

Josh works in early childhood development and has been employed in the field of social work for seven years.  He also has a knack for understanding routines and manners, and formally oversees the development of the Institute's Finishing School.

Student Application


Cost of enrollment is a function of the demand of the student's needs upon the institute. Price is assessed following a personal consultation. We schedule a consultation with each application we receive.

We wish to be able to help all who apply, but we understand that our school isn't for everyone. We have strict standards that must be abided by in order to enable us to achieve the remarkable results we are known for.



317 S 200 W

Springville, Utah


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