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, losing 33 pounds. Upon completion, he wrote the popular narrative, Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail. In 2009, Walker hiked the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail, losing 43 pounds ("Which I didn't have to lose."), before writing, Skywalker--Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail. Walker, has since done some of the more popular overseas treks in Europe and Asia and written narratives on them that sell steadily on Amazon. He later wrote a whimsical book on the subject of height. He is almost 7-feet tall. He divides his time between living in the U.S. and abroad.Read more Read less
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