Benjamin Mitchell ‘10 always knew that he wanted to work in the entertainment industry–even while he was a student at Stephen Gaynor School. He says that Gaynor gave him the stepping stones to get to the career he now has as an Assistant in the Branding and Endorsements department at William Morris Endeavor, an international talent agency.
Mitchell remembers being in Gaynor’s theater productions and loving art class with Ms. Rachlin. During the time he was at Gaynor he also started swimming competitively in an outside program, which he says helped him to clear his head and focus on what was important, skills he still uses today. He went on to Churchill after Gaynor and later attended American University, where he started in their Learning Services Program, which helps students with learning differences adjust to the college experience. Mitchell was also a Division I athlete at American, swimming competitively until his senior year.
While at American, Mitchell started managing local artists. This experience helped him to paint the picture for his future and pushed him to get his dream job at WME in Los Angeles, where he relocated after graduating from college and is continuing to work hard every day to grow within the company and live his dream.
Mitchell says, “Stephen Gaynor School has done so much for me,” and he is grateful for the doors it opened for him to the life he has now.