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NW Works in Profile: Bill Fisher

Bill Fisher joined NW Works in February of 2022 as our Information Technology Coordinator, bringing a wealth of experience in the Information Technology field to our team. 

Image of Bill Fisher. Bill is a middle aged caucasian man with short brown hair. He smiles at the viewer and is wearing a navy sweater.

A true Virginia native, Bill was born in Fairfax, raised in Manassas, and lived in Leesburg before settling down in Winchester with his family in 2005. He has previously worked as a contractor and owned his own business, before going back to school for an Information Technology and Network Engineering degree. After graduating in 2012, Bill began working in Herndon, Va. at Hotwire Communications. Several years later, Bill left Hotwire to join the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. as an IT Specialist. 

While at the Smithsonian, Bill found joy in supporting the scientists and conservationists who were fighting to save endangered species of animals and birds in their care. After the pandemic forced budget cuts for the Smithsonian, Bill found himself looking for a similar greater purpose for his work.

“You can work IT anywhere, but a place like this, it’s the same thing like the Smithsonian,” Bill explains. “You can actually see where the help is going.”

When Bill isn’t working to solve the technical and system issues our team faces, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his 9 year old granddaughter and his yellow lab, Abby; playing guitar, cooking with his wife, staying up to date on new tech products, and tinkering with electronics in his workshop.

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