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About Will Bachman

Background: Originally from southeastern Virginia, Will settled in Illinois in 2005 after career opportunities had allowed him to reside in seven other cities literally from coast to coast. Of these various locations, Kane County was the place that provided the best balance of attributes; great schools, part of a major metropolitan area, friendly people, all four seasons weather-wise, many recreational activities, and so much more.

What cemented Kane County as his permanent residence occurred during his first week in Illinois. While applying for his IL drivers license, he was waited on at the DMV by a state employee named Pam Contaldo. It is debated as to who asked who out, but what is known is that they were meant to be together and they married in 2006. With the marriage, Will gained three children, Nick, Marcus, and Francesca, that he loves having in his life. The family has grown with the addition of three granddaughters, Sage, Arden, and Kaia, plus the most recent addition of a grandson, Eli Pasholk, in September 2019. A lover of all animals, we can't forget the other family member, a Schnoodle named Lexie! 

Education: Educational growth will be a lifelong activity. Will's educational activities include:

Naval Air Rework Facility, Norfolk, VA: (Apprenticeship as Aircraft Mechanic)

SUNY College at Old Westbury (B.S. in Accounting)

Touro Law School (Dean's Fellow)

Pennsylvania State University (M.S. in Data Analytics/currently enrolled)

Work: Occupationally, Will has held several positions both in the public and private sectors. He began his career going through an apprenticeship program at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, VA before progressing to other federal positions, culminating in a total of 26.5 years serving the public. During these years, he was a union member and served as a union officer for several of the years.  After the federal positions, he transitioned to the private sector as an accountant. Working in accounting turned out to be rather boring, so Will advanced to positions that again were challenging and strive to solve some of the nation's and the world's current and future issues. Since 2012, he has worked for a top national research and development center as a Principal System Engineer working in the public interest.

Licenses: Professional licenses held include Certified Public Accountant (MD) and FAA Commercial Pilot, Multi-engine.

While the paragraphs above speak to Will's story as it relates to his work, family, and education, please feel free to contact him should there be any additional questions!


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