Will was born along a ridge top at 14,000’ in Colorado. Just after delivery, his father, the impromptu doctor, slipped and sent Will glissading down a nearby snowfield and into a creek. Ever since, Will has been drawn to rivers, exploring them first by inner tube as a child, then by kayak and raft. He began guiding professionally in 2013, in Moab, Utah, where he discovered his love for hot air, flat water, and upstream wind. In between river seasons in Utah, Will earned his BS in resource conservation at the University of Montana in Missoula. From Missoula, Will got his first tastes of the incredible rivers and creeks of North Idaho, and he knew it was where he belonged.