Will grew up in Evanston, Ill. and fell in love with the Northwest during a family vacation on the Oregon coast when he was 15.
He moved to Portland to go to Reed College to get a degree in something or other, but got distracted and found himself climbing trees instead. Surrounded by some of the largest trees in the world, it seemed like a natural step to become a professional arborist.
In addition to being a full blown tree geek, Will is also an avid rock climber, soul DJ, bike polo player and world traveler.
"Most people just see trees from the ground, looking up at them," he says. "With Ascending the Giants, I hope to give people a new perspective, to help them see trees from the inside out, the way a climber sees them."