MEET THE TEAM

Ben Christensen

Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller 

Ben Christensen is a western lifestyle and advertising photographer. In his work, Ben aims to capture the simplicity of the American West and everything that comes with it. 
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"My earliest and fondest memories all occurred in the outdoors with my family - especially my dad. I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and was raised to love being outside. During summers and on the weekends, we'd go horseback riding, horse packing in the mountains, camping, and hiking, backcountry skiing, waterskiing, you name it. When I think about it, if we weren't out there exploring , we were getting inspired for our next adventure - huddled around the living room television watching a spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef.  The pairing of Arizona's Landscapes and my dad's enthusiasm for the natural world is without a doubt the reason that I fell in love with the Western lifestyle. He instilled in me a deep respect and reverence for the great outdoors where we spent so much of our time together. I take that with me everywhere today."

Chris Petersen

Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller 

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For the past 15  years, Chris has made a living with his camera. Though many know him for his photography he got his start in the video world long before he ever owned a still camera.  He has worked professionally as a videographer since 2007. He also spent 4 years filming a television show owned by Under Armour. In those four years Chris was on the road from August to December filming from Canada to Mexico and everywhere in between. The goal was always to tell a visual story. One that could draw a viewer in and hold their interest. 

McKensie Petersen

Content Creator | Manager | Marketing

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McKensie got her start in the hospitality industry working

for Hatch River Expeditions when she was 12 years old.  

From there she went on to management in the restaurant and entertainment industry.  She is currently based out of Southern Utah, running Diehard Productions with her husband Chris Petersen. They provide social media management, advertisement, content creation, marketing and coordinate large scale events. McKensie will be the logistics and location director for

the LaGrand Western.