Ben Boulware (Co-Founder)

Marcus Brown (Co-Founder)

Ben Boulware

2016 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration. 

In 2017, Ben played in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, and had tryouts with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals. 

At Clemson University was a consensus All American on and off the field. In 2016, Ben was a team captain, earned the Jack Lambert Award as nation’s top linebacker, Second-team All-American by AFCA, Football Writers Association, Phil Steele, USA Today and Walter Camp, Third-team All-American by the Associated Press, First-team All-ACC (media, coaches), ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, 2017 National Championship Game MVP, Clemson Defensive Team MVP, and most importantly, Ben was a Strength & Conditioning All-American and Strength Dedication Award winner. 

Ben was also a two-time (2015, 2016) All-ACC Academic Team selection. 

Ben was the first Defensive Clemson Football player in 30 years to be named All-ACC on and off the field in the same season.

Ben is passionate about helping people improve themselves physically as well as mentally and emotionally. This passion has lead him to creating The Junkyard so people can begin to see a change in their lives.

Marcus Brown

2016 graduate of Newberry College with a degree in Nursing 

Maintained a 3.0 GPA while being a 4-year football letterman

As a senior, Marcus lead the football program to a record-breaking season, going undefeated in conference play for the 1st time in school history and winning their 1st SAC Conference Championship in 10 years

Set school record for most interceptions in a single game

Recipient of the Student-Athlete of the Year, which is awarded to the senior who demonstrates both athletic and academic excellence

Marcus has a love for helping people improve themselves holistically. Marcus has been working with people his whole life and has a passion for fitness. This passion has led Marcus down the new path of group fitness helping startup The Junkyard.