Billy grew up in Tennessee, where after graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his enlistment, he served for six years in locations including Iceland, Iraq and the Florida Panhandle. Afterwards, he decided to follow his love of the outdoors and received his bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation from Middle Tennessee State University. During this time he worked for MTSU’s Outdoor Pursuits program and then went on to Louisiana State University. At LSU he completed his Master’s in Sport Management, and served as LSU UREC’s first Adventure Education graduate assistant. Billy joined the FGCU team in the summer of 2014. Some of his favorite outdoor activities include fishing, climbing, and kayaking.