Bill Booz is an adventure seeker whose mission is to inspire more adventure travel worldwide by engaging in a fulfilling life, traveling the world, going on interesting adventures, and searching for beautiful places and documenting it in books, photographs, videos and more. His adventures began shortly before he thru hiked the entire 2,157 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine over a 7 month period. Since then, the adventures have continued and lead him to traveling to all 50 states, 5 continents and 24 countries. He has ice climbed in Alaska, Scuba dived on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and hiked along the Great Wall of China. Bill has cycled, rock climbed, traveled and mountaineered in exotic locals around the World. He has hugged Kangaroos in Australia, swam with the sharks in Central America and had wild monkeys jump into his arms in China. (See gallery images.)
Bill is an accomplished photographer and had his work published in magazines in the United States and abroad. He has won awards for best of photography competitions. He also took first place in Rwanda Air Magazine for landscape photography in Africa. Bill has appeared on TV and Radio, and his stories have been published in newspapers and magazines. His first book “Seasons and Colors of the Appalachian Mountains”, a pictorial guide to the beauty of the Appalachians, was well received. His second book, coming out later this year, will be called Total Return Life™ available for pre-order at totalreturnlife.com.
Professionally Bill manages 1.3 billion dollars of clients assets for a large mutual fund company and he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Bill educates high net worth clients about asset allocation strategies, investments, preparing for retirement and more. He graduated from Rutgers University Cum Laude, with honors and speaks Vietnamese and Chinese. He is the co-chair board member for the Rutgers Business Leader Development Program and has created the Bill Booz Scholarship Fund to help aspiring young business leaders. As an active alumni of his Alma Mater, he gives speeches to Rutgers and other university students about entrepreneurship and professional development.