Bill grew up in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, the eldest of ten siblings. Bill was a great athlete at a young age and it was through baseball that he discovered the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club. The Club was where he would spend a lot of time practicing. He graduated Seattle University in 1969 with a degree in education. He briefly taught PE to elementary students before beginning his professional baseball career with the Cleveland Indians. Bill played with the team until 1973 when an injury ended his career. But despite this unfortunate turn of events, Bill returned to the place where he always felt welcomed, his Boys & Girls Club. Bill worked his way up within Boys & Girls of King County’s administration, obtaining a Master of Education from Seattle University in 1976. He then moved to Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and took over as Executive Director in 1992. Under Bill, Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County has grown from four Clubs to 19 with 16 school extension sites.
Bill has won many awards and accolades for his service and commitment to youth. He was inducted into the Seattle University Hall of Fame, the Everett Community College Hall of Fame, is an NWAACC member, a BGCA Herman S. Prescott Regional Award winner, a two-time BGCA Service to the Profession Award winner, a BGCA Horizon Award winner, and a Leadership Snohomish County Excellence in Leadership Award winner, among a few.