1980 graduated from Oregon State University w/ degree in Civil Engineering, go to work for Hoffman Construction Company in Portland.
1981 Returned to the Sierras and hike from Mammoth to Whitney to cover territory hiked around in 1977.
1982 Married to Sue. I met her sister at Oregon State.
1983-1985 Lived in Anchorage, Alaska during construction boom times. We buy a travel trailer and spend a lot of time fishing and camping on the Kenai Peninsula.
1986 Our daughter Whitney is born. She was six weeks early and weighed less than four pounds, but she makes it through the critical first few days. She is named for the singer, not the mountain.
1988 After eight years w/ Hoffman, I quit and go to work for Baugh Construction in Portland.
1988 Our son Troy is born.
1997 After ten years with Baugh, I quit and go to work for DPR Construction to help launch an office in Portland. We are the 15th largest contractor in the country and specialize in microelectronics, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, corporate office, and health care.
1999 Christmas in Hawaii for the Oahu Bowl. OSU Beavers get homered, lose to Hawaii.
2000 I spend most of the year commuting to Colorado Springs, CO for a large Intel project.
2001 New Years in Tempe at the Fiesta Bowl. My beloved Beavers crush Notre Dame 41-9.
2002 We celebrate our 20th anniversary. Sue gets a ring. Bill gets nothing.
Whitney is now a sophomore in high school. She made varsity cheerleading this year, so she is as happy as can be.
Troy is in eighth grade. He plays premier soccer, but is getting burned out. His team finished first in Oregon last year. We travel all the time Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, and LA in just the past year.
Needless to say, we dont spend enough time hiking and camping. Troy and I get out a few times a year, and he has discovered drift fishing for salmon. He may take the summer off from soccer, so for the first time in years we may have the chance to do something different.