A third generation Oxnard native, Will studied for two years at the National Political Science University in Taipei, Taiwan prior to receiving a Master’s degree in Comparative & International Politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
In 1978, capitalizing on his language ability in Mandarin Chinese, Will began escorting and translating for various North American groups visiting China, making him among some of the earliest north Americans to step behind the Bamboo Curtain.
Will has lectured aboard cruise ships calling on Asian destinations along the Pacific Rim and spent 15 years as a shore excursion specialist with some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines.
Today Will represents the Port of Hueneme as Director of Marketing & Public Information, Ventura County’s Gateway to World Trade. He promotes the County’s quintessential niche port to among others, the Fresh Produce and Auto Carrier industries and manages the Port’s Grantee Status of Foreign Trade Zone # 205. The Zone annually handles over $7 Billion worth of cargo paying over $175 million in duty directly to the U.S. Treasury.