Like many a Washington Husky before him, Bill spent his college years drinking Rainier and attending protest rallies for the sole purpose of chasing sweet, subversive, hippy girls. When the weather was warm enough he would take his parents boat out on Lake Sammamish and tow many a famous name: Greg Nelson, Josh Smith, some other dudes from Spray. He actually even took members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden wakeboarding once. As the years went by and his status in wakeboarding grew, he gained a reputation as a shrewd buisnessman and cultural watchdog concerned mainly with "keeping it real", i.e. he complained a lot about how gay wakeboarding was but didn't do anything about it. This all changed when Wake Boarding magazine hired him as an editor. Finally, his banal and slightly asinine opinions would be heard by the masses! But WBM didn't see eye to eye with Bill and he decided to start his own magazine where he could say whatever he wanted and no one would hassle him about it. Well, they would probably still hassle him but at least they wouldn't be able to edit him. Oh, and somewhere during this time he met his wife Liz and she made an honest man out of him and they had a couple of kids and moved to Cardiff, California.