Board of Directors
Bill was born and raised on Vancouver Island. For 29 years he was known as Mr. R. the teacher, and for 14 of those years he was the vice principal, and later the principal, of Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. His first loves are his 3 kids, and each of them graduated from Ballenas under his ‘watchful’ eye:) Bill first collided with Live Different in November 2004, when he brought our high school presentation into his school. That resulted in joining his youngest daughter and her friend on our first Live Different Build in the summer of 2005 in the Dominican Republic. Since then, he has helped to give leadership to dozens of Build Trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico and now we FINALLY have him on our Board of Directors! Bill’s passion for Live Different’s vision and mission is evident in innumerable ways. He loves working alongside our staff and volunteers and witnessing the impact that our work has on the communities we partner with.