Dr. Benham is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating from Camelback High School, he served an LDS mission to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. After returning from his mission, he attended Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona part time while working full time. He then transferred to Brigham Young University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Management. While attending BYU he met and married Kaye Melling from Burley, Idaho.