William Sanderson owned Independence Financial Group, and had been in practice for over forty-three years, until he merged his practice with another firm. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter, has a B.S. in Education from Miami University, and a Master’s Degree from Malone University. He is a former member of Malone University’s Graduate School Advisory Board, and has served as an adjunct professor there.
Bill’s first canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness region of Minnesota was in 1966 with his cousins, where he met Rolf Skrien. The second trip was in 1967, when he then stayed on and worked for Rolf and Gail Skrien in their canoe outfitting business, Way of the Wilderness. Since then, he has returned many times, and annually takes groups from the Akron Fossils and Science Center, an organization in Akron, Ohio that he founded in 2005. He has also written his book aptly named Getting the Wilderness in You.