Born in Alliance, Ohio, Bill lived in Wisconsin and Asheville, NC before moving to Hilton Head and Bluffton in 1980. Married to Karen for 45 years with a daughter in Nashville and a son in New York. Taught in the public schools for 10 years before having his own construction business here for the past 40 years. Karen taught Art in the Beaufort County Schools for 10 years. He has a Masters Degree in psychology and was on the Boards of the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club, Rose Hill Plantation POA, Bluffton Okatie Rotary and the Beaufort County Board of Education. His most previous construction project was the Martin Family Park —roads, hardscape and parking —one block from the Farmers Market of Bluffton.