Billy moved from the Chicago area to Washington in 1999 to attend the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and has been in love with the Northwest ever since. He started guiding in 2005, prior to which he spent several years completing his BS in chemistry, working as a fisherman in Alaska, and as a chemist in Seattle.
Billy has guided over 100 ascents of Mt. Rainier, numerous alpine routes in the North Cascades, many expeditions on Denali and Aconcagua, as well the Ecuador Volcanoes, Mexico Volcanoes, and Vinson Massif in Antarctica. Billy has also guided multiple expeditions on Mt. Everest, including a successful summit in 2016.
Billy loves living outside and enjoys surfing, riding, climbing, and music in his spare time.