Hood was born in Saginaw Michigan in 1959 and lived most of his childhood
in the Detroit area. His dad would begin to transfer his way west and
Bill moved to rural Grand Ledge Michigan when he was fourteen and would
hunt or fish almost every day of the year with his best friend Dave.
graduated from high school in 1978 at Raytown South in Missouri. Shortly
thereafter, he moved to Denver, Colorado and graduated from the University
of Colorado at Denver in 1983. He fell in love his senior year with
Robin Holcombe (later to become Robin Hood) as well as the Rocky Mountains
of Colorado. Robin and Bill have been married now for nineteen years.
college, Bill entered the technology sales industry and enjoyed a prosperous
15-year career graduating from office manager to distribution manager
to General Manager. He also earned his MBA in the Executive Program
at the University of Colorado in 1993, working fulltime and going to
school on nights and weekends. More importantly, Bill and Robin would
have a beautiful child, Rachel Patricia Hood, born on April 12th, 1994.
His career would collapse, however, in 2002, as the Internet Bubble
burst casting Bill, with millions of others, into the unemployment lines.
almost a year of unemployment, Bill became an agent in Franktown Colorado
for Allstate Insurance. He is a volunteer for Douglas County "Adopt-a-Highway",
picking up litter on his beloved Castlewood Canyon Road. He also volunteers
at Franktown Elementary for Junior Achievement teaching children the
basics of business and economics. Since joining Allstate Insurance,
Bill became the top agent in his 9-state Region, finishing top ten in
the country in 2006. He repeated with top honors in 2007, earning the
William Hood Agency the esteem Chairman's award two years in a row.
Bill also was nominated by Allstate in 2007 for the Ray Lynch Award,
recognizing his commitment toward public service in his community.