Born and raised on a ranch in Western Nebraska, Will grew up fishing spring creeks in the Pine Ridge of Western Nebraska and Mountains of Eastern Wyoming. Since then, Will has fished the tailwaters of Tennessee, the Upper Midwest for Smallmouth and Steelhead, and the chalk stone streams of south central Pennsylvania. Will graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Chadron State College and enjoys reading Cormac Mccarthy, Marilynne Robinson and Wendell Berry. His favorite spots include the Bois Brule River, area high mountain lakes and streams, and the South Holston.