About the Author


A native of West Virginia, the author has traveled the world but always came back to his home and family in West Virginia.

Bill is a seasoned businessman who has 40 years of experience in managing public affairs for national chemical and energy companies.

Early in his career, he served as the director of a large public transportation business and later established a public relations and economic development consulting Firm.  He presently owns Currey and Associates, an Industrial and Commercial Real Estate firm.

His interest in river restoration and a desire to make a difference in the economic development of southern West Virginia  resulted in his co-founding the Coal River Group with his old friend, Bill Queen.

The book COAL RIVER RISING is a documentary about how a unique group of devoted citizens established and grew a volunteer based, non-profit organization into a major force for change in the southern coal fields of  West Virginia. 

Now retired, he lives on the banks of the Coal River in St. Albans, West Virginia, and spends as much time as possible with his four grandchildren, three grown children and his fellow ‘River Rats.’

He loves to paddle the 100 miles of the Coal Rivers and manage the Coal River Group’s River Science and Educational Center in nearby, Tornado, Weat Virginia..

Bill’s other books include 'THE ROAD TRIP' and 'BICYCLE BILL'.

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