Bill is a Shasta County resident and a resident of the sponsoring school district. He graduated from St. Francis High School, La Canada, CA and attended community college at Glendale College, Glendale CA. Bill was part of the US Navy Submarine Service. Bill and his wife raised 17 children, a combination of biological and adopted. Bill retired from Safeway Corp. after over 30 years with the company. Bill is currently a licensed realtor for the state of CA. He also runs a non profit for animal rescue, Special Kay Rescue and Sanctuary.