William Schmick

Sustainability Intern

William (Billy) grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is currently completing a second undergraduate degree in Sustainable Business at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. His academic interests include the food system and food waste, impact investing and theories about ways to build social capital.

In 2017, Billy moved to Vail and began working and volunteering with the zero-waste team at Walking Mountains Science Center. Through this work, he developed an appreciation for the processes involved with waste diversion and learned first-hand just how large our waste problem really is. This led him to begin volunteering with the Community Market in Gypsum so as to better understand the distributional inefficiency that allows for both hunger and waste to exist simultaneously.

Prior to moving to Vail, Billy taught English in Ecuador, interned with a corporate law firm in Los Angeles, and volunteered as a grant writer in North Carolina. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Davidson College in 2014. His favorite hobbies include snowboarding, fishing and travelling, and this summer he is studying Permaculture in an effort to better understand how nature works!