Bill Walker attended the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Accounting. He spent the two most boring years of his life as a tax accountant at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta.
Walker then became a commodities broker for the next fourteen years, first at the Chicago Board of Trade, then at the London International Financial Futures Exchange. That was anything but boring. But in 2001, the entire business was computerized. It was again time to sharply change course.
Walker became a VISTA volunteer and was the welfare-reform coordinator for the South Texas region. He then moved to Latin America where he taught English as a Second Language in five different countries.
In 2005, he thru-hiked the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail. Upon completion, he wrote Skywalker–Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail. This book has sold steadily on Amazon.com. In 2009, Walker hiked the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail. He recently published a narrative of that journey called, Skywalker–Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, which is the number one selling book on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Walker, who is 6’11″, is currently working on a whimsical
book on the subject of height. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.