Originally from the Puget Sound of Washington, Willie fell in love with the beach, but especially the tide pools and the life they held. This love culminated into him majoring in aquatic biology and minoring in geoscience at Eastern Kentucky University. While in highschool Willie was in 4-H club and found he greatly enjoyed leading day camps and creating lasting memories for the children that attended. When he came to college he got an internship with the Division of Natural Areas. This internship had him teaching environmental education to a wide range of audiences. When he saw that GRP was hiring he thought that this job would be right up his alley! This will be Willie’s first summer at GRP and he is ecstatic to see how fun it will be!