Born in Pasadena, California, Bill is a retired Commander in the world’s most powerful nuclear navy and served during the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm. While on sea duty he was homeported in Pearl Harbor Hawaii and was attached to the USS RICHARD S EDWARDS (DD-950), a Destroyer and the USS JASON (AR-8) a heavy repair ship, serving in Operations and Engineering with deployments covering the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans and outskirts of the Persian Gulf.
Bill also served in Washington D.C. at the Naval Imaging Command as Administrative/media officer followed by tours as Executive Officer (XO) of the Naval and Marine Corps Readiness Centers in Buffalo NY and Denver CO. Bill spent time in the Reserves with Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit MIUW-214 and Commander, Destroyer Squadron 5 and again XO of Readiness Unit Alfa in Phoenix Arizona.
He is qualified as a Fleet Officer of the Deck and a Surface Warfare Officer and holds Navy occupation codes for Film and T.V Production, Public Relations, and Broadcasting Management.
After the Navy, Bill continued with photography and was substitute teacher for about 10 years and has a AZ Certificate in New and Emerging Technologies. Bill is a member of SAG/AFTRA and he holds a BA in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California and a MA in Education from Grand Canyon University.
In the community Bill has been an active leader with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 30; the Knights of Columbus where he is currently the Grand Knight (St. Patrick council was recognized as the AZ Council of the Year 2017). Bill has been providing photographic and administrative support to the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade for many years and is married to the always charming Parade Coordinator Paula. They have two sons both are Eagle Scouts and currently in college.