Bill was born in Colorado in 1952 into an Air Force family. They traveled to various assignments over the next 17 years. His father retired in Maryland where he finished high school and subsequently received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point, from which he was graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He took his commission in the US Air Force (AF) where he trained to become a navigator. At the completion of that training he flew in B-52 bombers while stationed at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), ND and Andersen AFB, Guam. Subsequently, he was assigned to Strategic Air Command's headquarters at Offutt AFB, NE where he worked for several years as a staff officer. Following this he was assigned to the Pentagon where he worked on the Air Staff at AF Headquarters for over seven years. During his tenure there he had various staff jobs that included producing and overseeing a $25M annual budget for all USAF participation in worldwide exercises. Following this he was designated the chief of the Air Staff briefing team that kept the AF Chief of Staff (senior ranking AF general) and his senior staff apprised of all current AF operational activities happening around the world. While in the AF he continue his education by earning a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from North Dakota State University in 1992. After 22 years of service he retired from the AF in 1996 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He met his wife, Grace, after he retired and had become a SCUBA instructor. He joined Grace where she was residing in the Atlanta area and worked in a local dive shop as an instructor and shop manager. After several years of visiting the Tequesta area they made the decision to move to Florida permanently in 2004. They bought a house in the Falls of Lost Lake, Hobe Sound, FL where they resided for almost six years. While there Bill was elected to the HOA as the secretary and served for six years finishing his final term of office after their move to JIC in 2010.
Bill was asked to take over the JIC POA treasurer position to help put the POA finances back on good footing. He served six years as the treasurer until the POA was eliminated. In 2023 he volunteered for, and was appointed to, the JIC Building and Zoning Committee. Additionally, Bill, an Eagle Scout, volunteered with a local Boy Scout Troop for the past 14 years, concluding as the Troop Scoutmaster for the past three years. He has recently completed that, which thus culminates over 20 years of adult volunteer service to the Boy Scouts. He was appointed the JIC Commissioner for Seat 5 in Dec '23.