Bill is a former member of the Jacksonville, FL and Henderson County North Carolina Gem and Mineral Societies and has recently moved to Young Harris, Georgia. He has taught at William Holland for many years as a well as a few times at Wildacres for the Federation. He also gives private lessons in his home. He originally studied silver fabrication under Paul Casteel and later attended a course in Clyde, NC for about a year. He also attended classes under several teachers her at William Holland. His main interest is to help beginning students to get familiar and comfortable with different methods and techniques of silver fabrication. Of course, the results will be seen in the jewelry made by the students while in class.