As Government Relations Director in S360’s Hawaii office, Will brings extensive legislative experience, as well as a thorough understanding of educational and sustainability issues throughout the islands. This broad exposure has allowed him to create positive relationships with individuals, organizations and stakeholders statewide.
Prior to joining S360, Will was Special Advisor to the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Technology. Before that, he was the Capital Improvement Specialist for the Ways and Means Committee, directly reporting to now Governor David Ige, and the current Senate Vice-President. Will has also worked on political campaigns at all levels of government, and understands the unique political climate in Hawaii.
Will has his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, which he put to use for 10 years as a public school teacher in Ewa Beach. During this time, he was very active in the teacher’s union, serving in various leadership roles, and was elected as a national delegate to the NEA RA in Washington, D.C.
Will volunteers and serves the community in many areas, including as President-Emeritus and current Sustainability Director for the Mililani Town Association and as a member of the Honolulu City and County Board of Water Supply Stakeholder Advisory Group. In what little down time he has, Will enjoys spending time teaching his daughter Paige how to cook, playing football, basketball, and (slowly) training for the Honolulu Marathon.