William Hamilton, born in 1947 and grew up in the Portland, Oregon area. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and spent several years as an Engineer Company Commander with duty rotations in Vietnam, various locations in the Pacific, and a tour in Iraq. After release from active duty, Bill remained in the military reserve while operating his own construction business on Maui. As business slowed he turned to woodworking, furniture making, restorations and a variety of wood crafts. While on Maui, Bill was an active members of the Chamber of Commerce, Maui Historical Society and Maui Visitors Bureau. Bill is an active member in Volcano Rotary and VFW along with volunteering at Cooper Center.