Bill started his natural resources career with a B.S. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin in 1989. He went on to an M.S. in Forestry (forest management and economics) from the University of Minnesota in 1996, and was also fortunate to be able to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay as an agroforestry extension agent from 1997 to 1999.
Arriving in Delaware in late 2006, Bill worked as a service forester for New Castle and Kent Counties and became the Forest Health Specialist in 2013. He currently does aerial and ground surveys and pheromone trapping for invasive forest pests such as Asian longhorned beetle, Emerald ash borer, and walnut twig beetle. He also provides pest management advice for land managers and is in charge of the Big Tree, Forest Inventory and Analysis, and GIS programs within the Delaware Forest Service.