Owner Bio

Healthcare Provider

 

 

 

 

 

Verdale Benson, MMSc, PA-C founded Benson Vending LLC with aspirations towards building a family business that aligned with his passion and values for health & fitness. He realizes that living in the modern food environment exposes most people to higher caloric value food and saw a niche where he could provide healthier options that were still convenient to be purchased from local machines.

He is an Army combat veteran who served over 4 years as a Medical Service Corp officer with the 25th Infantry Division out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, where he led teams of soldiers to support combat operations on the battlefield. He attained the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged with various decorations and honors including the Air Assault Badge, Combat Medic Badge, and Bronze Star Medal.

After separating from the military, he started a career with Ethicon Endo-Surgery as a Medical Device Sales Representative in the Breast Care Division. Verdale decided to follow his passion for health and medicine and was accepted into Emory
University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program where he served as class president and graduated with academic honors. He further supplemented his medical training and became the first graduate of a pilot PA Residency program at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

After graduation, he relocated to California and began his official medical practice in orthopedic surgery, focusing on sports medicine and total joint replacement. He then transitioned to emergency medicine, where he served as Lead PA in the department, managing a team of Advanced Practitioners. He currently serves during the week as the Associate Clinical Director for a national occupational medicine company, servicing industrial clients through outpatient and virtual treatment modalities.

In his personal life, outside of spending time with his wife and two sons, he expresses his passion for athletics and fitness as a 5-time competitor on NBC’s television show, American Ninja Warrior, where he’s achieved the status of National Finalist. He is also a professional natural bodybuilder with several championship titles. He placed 3rd in the world, earning a bronze medal at the Natural Olympia in the Amateur Men’s Open Bodybuilding – Master’s Division.

Verdale has an immense passion for helping others achieve their professional goals and enjoys mentoring people in the community interested in pursuing advanced healthcare degrees. He is an avid advocate for personal wellness and serves as a virtual health & fitness coach.