Bill is a Greene County native, born in Catskill and graduated from Catskill High School. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn , NY where he studied Architecture and ultimately graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. During his career, he was a partner at a Northeast Regional Engineering firm and in 2011 retired as Vice President of a national civil engineering consulting firm. Throughout his 45 years working in the engineering field, he was responsible for the design of a wide range of infrastructure projects in the NY-NJ Metropolitan area. Throughout his career he volunteered on numerous not-for-profit boards. He never lost touch with the creative skills he learned at Pratt Institute by maintaining a hobby of photography.
Bill currently serves as President of the Greene County Council on the Arts, is Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the Windham Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Windham Arts Alliance. Upon retirement, Bill expanded his photography interests focusing on landscapes in the Catskill Mountains and in the Southwest where he and his wife Helen travel often. His work has been exhibited many times, including the Ulster Savings Bank, The Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery in Hunter, the Windham Arts Alliance Art Festival, the Greene County Council on the Arts Holiday Event, the Twilight Park show, and the Windham Fine Arts Gallery.
Bill and Helen have two sons, Bill, Jr. residing in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA with his wife Sarah and daughter Kinsley; and David with his wife Kaycie residing in Redondo Beach, CA. In addition to photography, Bill enjoys golf, skiing, and woodworking in his shop.