Bill Hayne, a member of the Assiniboine/Sioux nations of Fort Peck, Montana, was born and raised, and attended schools on the Nez Perce and Shoshone/Bannock Reservations in Idaho. Following high school Bill pursued a blend of athletic and academic experiences in college, which earned him All American Honors in baseball (including selection to a USA All Star Team playing in South Korea and Taiwan, and one year of minor league baseball) and a BS degree in psychology from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He received his Master's degree in Health from Central Washington University where his focus was on Wellness and Resiliency in American Indians.
Over the past 37 years Bill has served in the education field in a variety of capacities, with an emphasis upon Indian education and Diverse Learners/Instruction. For seven years he was the Multicultural Student Services Director and head baseball coach for Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington. Following Green River Bill served as Principal for a K-8th grade tribal school for the Lummi Indian Nation in Bellingham, Washington, where he and his staff redesigned the curriculum, built a new school campus, and developed several youth and school/community leadership teams. Bill spent over three years with the Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities in Portland, Oregon as a consultant working with organizations and programs in efforts to promote wellness and prevention programs targeting substance abuse and violence. For the past 26 years Bill has been a faculty member in the division of education for Lewis-Clark State College, as well as an education and health consultant. In addition to his role at LCSC, Bill has also served as a pastor for the past 19 years.
While offering his services as a private consultant Bill continues to enjoy his role of husband of 37 years, father of four incredible children and grandfather of 5 amazing grandchildren. Bill has also enjoyed a long-standing active relationship with the sport of Footbag (AKA: Hacky Sack) and is a founding member of the Footbag Hall of Fame.