Born in the mid 60’s in the small farm town of Swartz Creek, William grew up amongst the corn, wheat and soy bean fields of mid Michigan. William was greatly influenced by the changing of the seasons, the open sky and the Midwestern farming way of life. He found peace and solitude in the walks taken through field and woods, and watched nature work its wonders as the days melted into each other. William has drawn from these varied inspirations, no matter how challenging they proved.