South Surrey mother to share son’s legacy at Baby & Family Fair 

October 9, 2019 Peace Arch News – The mother of a South Surrey man whose legacy in Thailand continues to grow is gearing up to share his story at this month’s Baby & Family Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Children’s Series Inspired by Adventurer

July 4, 2019 Peace Arch News – Tracy Holmes and Peace Arch News for sharing the story of Happy Rhino and Winnie Moo’s Adventures!

Travel Episode 88: Live Like Ben with Tara Trompetter, Niki Young and Alex Sinsawas

Oct, 2018 Fly Travel Radio – This week on FLY, we learn about the infinite power of a mother’s love. Tragically and unexpectedly, Ben Trompetter of White Rock, BC lost his life in a cliff jumping accident before his 28th birthday. Having spent several years leading trips in Thailand, Ben was very much engrained in that country, and spent much of his time helping out those less fortunate. Tune in to hear how his mother, Tara Trompetter, and friends Niki Young and Alex Sinsawas are honouring Ben’s legacy by helping remote villages in Thailand. You will also learn about an incredible upcoming volunteer trip that will show you a side of Thailand like no other. Originally broadcast on CIUT89.5FM and

South Surrey rugby team helps turn taps for legacy Thai water project

April 18, 2018 Peace Arch News – Tara Trompetter commends EMS, community efforts inspired by her late son

Earl Marriott rugby squad aims to ‘Live Like Ben’

October 19, 2017 Peace Arch News – Team to hold pair of fundraising events on Semiahmoo Peninsula this fall

Adventurer’s spirit continues abroad

Mar 15, 2016 – Peace Arch News – School built to honour South Surrey’s Ben Trompetter opens in Thailand.


Ashley Drody

Ashley is an international travel and lifestyle photographer who spends her summers documenting love and lifestyle in her home of British Columbia, and winters abroad photographing tourism and wellness retreats.

Ashley grew up with Bens younger sister, Meghan, and was always inspired by both of their adventures through Thailand. In 2016 she had the opportunity to visit Bens School alongside Meghan for the first time, and got to experience and photograph some very special moments in Pa Dang Luang Village for the Live Like Ben foundation.

Ashley hopes to visit Bens School again to document all of the beauty of the area and be involved in the positive progress the foundation is making in these small villages in Northern Thailand.

Bens adventurous spirit will continue to be a beautiful reminder to Ashley to live life to the fullest every day.