Bill was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and grew up in Golden, Colorado. Following a family tradition, he attended The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he completed a liberal arts major, concentrating in history and literature. In the meantime, his family had relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, so after graduation in 1979, he followed and has been here ever since. At this time, a strong interest in science, mathematics, technology, and the natural world began to emerge, and it has been his passion ever since. In pursuit of these interests, Bill went back to school at the University of Utah, culminating in a master’s degree in Physics, which led to work as an Environmental Physicist, studying radioactivity, both natural and human made, in the environment. In the 1990’s, employment in that field became scarce, so he changed careers, becoming a software engineer. He worked on simulation software for eighteen years and took early retirement in 2015. Ever since, he has dabbled in my many interests while living a life of ease.