Bill is a software developer passionate about building tools that empower users. Originally from a small town in northern Maine, he is no stranger to the plight of rural communities. Early in his career, Bill studied salmon and lamprey in the Columbia River Basin, but quickly realized he had a knack for developing and applying solutions to technical problems. As a GIS analyst and computer programmer for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, he disseminated large datasets for biologists, and developed tools to help managers and conservation planners make better decisions. He holds a M.S. in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. When not working, Bill can be found building furniture and volunteering at the local makerspace or exploring Montana’s wilderness with his family.