Bill was born and raised in Redding. He has been a real estate consultant and broker since 1974. When Leah McConnell was alive, Bill managed her real estate, and he represented her in property acquisitions and sales. He served as a 2000 founding board member of the Community Foundation of the North State. Bill retired from Cox Real Estate Consultants in 2007. He joined the Foundation Board in 2012. Bill and his wife, Juanita, have two grown children and three grandchildren.