William was raised on a farm/ranch north of Philip, SD. He graduated from Philip High School and attended SD State University. William moved to Rapid City in 1997 and in 2000 started his own construction company, Morrison Construction, building homes until 2013. He served as Past President of the Black Hills Homebuilders Association and received the distinguished honor of Homebuilder of the Year in 2009. William currently serves as a State Director on the Black Hills Homebuilders Board.
William has been active in Habitat for Humanity, and was in charge of building the playground at the local Vickie Powers Park. He serves as wrestling coach for Sturgis Youth Wrestling, and instructs children in grades K-12 with wrestling camps in the summer. William also volunteers at the Warren William Daktronics Open College Wrestling Tournament for South Dakota State University.
William is married to Marcy, a Case Manager at Rapid City Regional Hospital, and they have three boys.