Originally from northern Virginia, Bill settled in the Shenandoah Valley after graduating from James Madison University with a B.S. in Biology in 1999. After working for a research firm in Harrisonburg for seven years where he was the default technical guy, Bill decided to pursue an official career in IT. Starting on the helpdesk at nTelos (now Shentel), Bill worked his way up to the roles of ITS Administrator and Application Support Analyst over a period of seven years. From 2011 until 2014, he served as the Senior Systems Engineer in the Technical Operations group at Silverchair Information Systems. In 2014, Bill then returned to Lumos Networks as a Senior Engineer where he supported Oracle Linux systems for four years. Most recently, Bill has been the Systems Administrator for Bridgewater College, prior to joining NWG in 2019.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Continuously striving for improvement. I love the fact that this field gives you the opportunity to grow your knowledge and skills every single day.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT WORK, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO FOR FUN?
I’m a bit of a home theater enthusiast and would probably be an audiophile if I didn’t have a mortgage. I not only love all kinds of movies and music, but also enjoy the technical aspects of building a home theater or 2-channel listening system. I also enjoy turning wrenches on my modified 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GSX, and hope to build another project car with my son someday.
NAME ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW OR WOULDN’T EXPECT.
Once upon a time, I was in decent shape and competed as a runner at distances of 800 meters to 8000 meters. I also coached cross-country and track and field part-time at the Division III college level for over 3 years.