That is a photo of William recreating a Forrest Gump scene at Monument Valley.
William Wallace. Yes, like Brave Heart.
This page is dedicated to what you may already know about William as well as a few things you may not know about him.
William likes adventures, or high adventure as his Boy Scout troop used to refer to such things. He backpacks, rides motorcycles, drives tahoes, flys planes, sails boats, takes photos and films videos all around North America. William is currently working on getting his flight instructor certificate and is an online student at Liberty University.
He has big travel plans coming to fruition soon, with a motorcycle trip charted to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the northernmost derivable point in North America. William also dabbles in a few other things relating to technology and cybersecurity.
William’s top adventures:
- getting his single-engine-land-commercial-instrument pilot’s license and continually adding ratings
- riding his 6-speed-manual Honda Africa Twin motorcycle on a 6000 mile trip with highschool-pilot-CFI friend Daniel Schafer riding his 6-speed-automatic Honda Africa Twin motorcycle from New Mexico to Seattle, WA and back.
- driving the family GMC Yukon 8,000 miles across America, up into Canada and back with 3 friends (Luke Halier, Daniel Schafer, Robert Dominguez) and 3 motorcycles on a trailer
- riding his Honda XR650r motorcycle from Seattle up into British Columbia and back using mostly dirt roads
- getting his Blue Tahoe stuck at Land Between the Lakes, KY – with no cell service
- backpacking 100’s of miles across New Mexico on various occasions
- sailing the Florida Keys with 10 buddies over the course of a week on a 75ft schooner
- making the pilgrimage to the William Wallace monument in Stirling Scotland
- the SACS Jazz Band world tour of 2012
- getting drawn & quartered in the streets of London… (wait, wrong Wallace.)
Here are a few lesser known fun facts about William:
- Cars he has driven (as of October 2020)
- His 2009 Hybrid Tahoe experienced Hybrid related issues in 2017. No chevy dealers knew how to fix the problem due to the Hybrid Tahoe’s rarity so William emailed the chief engineer for General Motor’s hybrid division directly. He then proceeded to fix it himself using the valuable intelligence leaked. Ever since then William has identified himself as a self proclaimed GM engineer. Problem solved… for now.
- He met one of his role models, the most interesting man in the world, during a launch event for Takis at a jewish synagogue. Jonathan Goldsmith– the actor in the older Dos Equis commercials.
- He sat down in Seattle with the man responsible for Times New Roman and Comic Sands – Greg Hitchcock. They talked about font designs, what their favorite fonts were, and developing a new font easily readable for kids with special needs and/or dyslexia.
- William is thankful for his friends in high places @ Microsoft. (@manwholikespie)
- He once hit the speed limiter in a Tesla while driving through a school zone with the set director for Seinfeld (Thomas Azzari) in the passenger seat.
- William was given a conference table from Boeing. He picked it up from their Everett assembly plant and while doing so got to drive the Hybrid Tahoe along the assembly line in close proximity to brand new 777x’s.
- He holds the only known ground-travel time record between San Antonio and Nashville @ 11hrs 9min 49.02 seconds. (Not to be confused with the ground speed record set by John Harlan.)
- William and his friends worked as white-hat hackers.
- William has never broken a bone or caught the flu.
- (new for 2020!) William has not tested positive for COVID-19.
- William hates writing about himself in 3rd person but that’ll do pig.
Countries William has set foot in (not including layovers) (8/195):
- The Netherlands
States William has set foot in (not including layovers) (28/50):
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island