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 uncanny empathy and a desire to 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 incredibly 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 satellite branch of the Creativity Institute in Iowa.

Student Application

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After submitting the form, we will reach out to you to confirm enrollment. At this point we will assign you a mentor and schedule your first meeting.


Base enrollment is $35 a week, but may be negotiated on an individual basis. This includes ongoing mentor consultations, video calls, market participation, and relevant skills lessons chosen by the student.


Additional costs for certain lessons may be required. These costs will be discussed and agreed to before engaging in the specific activity. 



317 S 200 W

Springville, Utah