Bill is a Forest Engineer who worked two years with Newfoundland Fibrply and private woodlot owners in New Brunswick before graduation from UNB in 1979. He has worked in several locations in Newfoundland and Labrador and overseas, in forest management and other forestry professional positions. He became a member of CIF in 1984, and was among the first group of Registered Professional Foresters in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a founding member and trustee of “Forest without Borders” and served as Vice-Chair of FwB-Fsf from 2009 to 2013. He is currently employed as a Research Ecologist with the Centre for Forest Science and Innovation, and maintains memberships in several local groups such as Nature NL and l’Association Communitaire Francophone de Saint-Jean.