Born and bred in Dallas, TX, Ben Breard, Jr. (mrguitar) knew at an early age that he was destined for greatness! Coming from a musical family he began playing the piano at the age of six and then switched to the guitar at eleven. Over the years he has played with a number of bands spanning lots of genres, taught a lot of students, and done a fair amount of studio work. He attended the University of North Texas where he met his incredibly beautiful and talented wife, Amanda. Currently they live just south of Oklahoma in Frisco, TX with their beautiful daughters: Audrey and Violet. His biggest influences are Jesus, Steely Dan, and “Face” from the A-Team. Ben joined Red Hat Inc in 2010 and works with some of the coolest open source technologies on the planet. Hobbies include guitar, recording tracks, Linux, and transcending the space-time continuum.