dancing for Honor Flight

Bill is originally from Wyoming but moved to Ohio at an early age, so he considers Zanesville his hometown. He is a 1981 graduate of Zanesville High School and attended Ohio University-Zanesville. Bill is a 1988 graduate of the Ohio State Police Academy and a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Police Staff and Command Executive College. Bill retired from the Zanesville Police Department after 30 years of service to the community. He currently works part time for the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office and Dutro Ford. He is an avid tinkerer and loves doing home improvement projects although he says he is a little dangerous when given power tools!

Bill is the proud father of two wonderful daughters, Haley and Elloria. He would like to thank Susan Moore for her encouragement and support for all his endeavors. In addition to DWTD, Bill will oversee Logistics for the YBridge Arts Festival later this summer. Bill’s previous dance experience includes being a member of the Marching Band in the 1970’s. However, Bill states that he has a reputation for being clumsy on his feet. He says it would be no surprise if former co-workers start betting on him tripping and how soon it will happen in the show!

Bill has always been fascinated with aviation and is an FAA licensed private pilot. This was a big factor in his selection to support Honor Flight Columbus. This is a non-profit organization which has served Ohio veterans since 2007. Honor Flight is dedication to honoring America’s senior veterans, 65 and older, with a trip to Washington DC. The trips are free of charge to any qualified veteran from WWII through the Vietnam War. The trip celebrates the veteran’s service to our country, allows them to share their stories, and visit the national memorials which honor their service. The veterans are honored with a proper homecoming upon their return to Columbus that many never received. Priority is given to veterans of WWII, Korea, and those who are terminally ill. At the conclusion of the 2022 season, the organization has successfully flown 119 missions that have totaled over 8,600 veterans. Honor Flight Columbus is funded entirely by donations. Visit honorflightcmh.org to learn more.