Bennett Kottler lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously, he was a branch supervisor of the State of Nevada Petroleum Fund at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Corrective Actions located in Carson City, Nevada. From 2002-2011, he provided technical, regulatory, and fiscal oversight on remediation cases ranging from residential heating oil tanks to a 1,600-acre site used to test engines for the Gemini, Lunar Module, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. For four years previously, Bennett served as an assistant professor and taught environmental science, policy, and education at the University of Nevada Reno in Reno, Nevada and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. Bennett spent four years teaching science in New York City to students ranging in age from 6 to 60. Bennett has served as a team member of the ITRC's Risk Resources Team since its inception in 2003. Bennett earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985, and a master's degree in 1994 and a doctorate in 1998, both in environmental toxicology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York for his research on microbial ecology and the fate of organic pollutants in soil, respectively.