Will joined the Hope Community staff in 2008 as a Real Estate Specialist, and since August 2016 he has served as the Associate Director. His role includes: guiding Hope’s Community Ownership program, leading work to maintain Hope’s housing, commercial, and community spaces as assets in accordance with Hope’s mission and financial goals, guiding Hope’s real estate development efforts and partnerships, and leading the organization’s overall communications and fundraising activities. Will has also served as a longtime Chair of the Franklin Area Business Association. Will was raised in Cincinnati, OH, is a graduate of St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), and holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota (Humphrey Institute). Will lives in South Minneapolis with his family, including his wife Colleen and their two daughters.