Born and raised in Houston, TX, Bill has always had a strong connection with music; it is the foundation that holds his group of friends together. Traveling for music is one of his hobbies, and he loves visiting new venues in search of great sound. His current favorite venue is the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
It was this hobby that led Bill to want to re-create great sound at home. When his older brother bought a Systemdek turntable and a pair of Boston Acoustic speakers in 1985, Bill was hooked. He started in the industry at Music Lovers Audio in the Bay Area, where he says, “I was fortunate enough to work with great people and learn more about audio than I ever imagined.”
Bill has also worked at Sumiko Phono Cartridges where he helped develop its new line of cartridges. During this time he learned about Upscale Audio and found it to be the perfect place to share his love for audio.
Bill has many hobbies, from audio to woodworking, and recently got back into photography. He currently lives in Eugene, OR, with his wife and dog, where they enjoy cooking and traveling.
Three On-Repeat-for-Life Albums: Larks' Tongues in Aspic by King Crimson, My Life In The Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne, Crime Of The Century by Supertramp