Bill is a native Californian who developed an early love for the Sierra National Parks and the National Park Service. After a call from Uncle Sam he spent nearly 25 years moving about the country with the benefit of numerous occasions to visit nearly 250 National Park sites. Furthering his interest in the Parks, while in the Washington DC area, he had the good fortune to serve as a Volunteer Historian at Manassas National Field. Returning to California he stumbled on Lassen Volcanic National Park while on the way to Crater Lake. He never made it to Crater Lake. Now with nearly 20 years exploring the almost untouched wonders of Lassen in comparison to other much more visited California Parks he finds himself caught between the two great contradictions of the National Park mandate and their impact on Lassen--How do we maintain the pristine beauty and uniqueness of this special place while making sure it remains accessible for future generations? The opportunity to support the Lassen Trust offers a special opportunity to support the wonder that is Lassen Volcanic National Park. He is excited by this challenge!