Will is an independent musician and backpacking enthusiast who was born and raised in Madison County, Iowa.


1999-2010: Led notorious Iowa punk rockers Funks G

2011: Worked as a Wilderness Therapy Counselor in Vermont and released Songs from the North Country

2012: Released William Borg Schmitt and performed a month long tour of the Northeast and Midwest.

2013: Thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail

2014: Released Whispering Willows and completed 15 date March North tour of the Northeast

2015: Documented 133 consecutive days along the Pacific Crest Trail at YourHappyWanderer.com

2016: 25 date winter residency in the Pacific Northwest, 48 date summer tour of Iowa for the Inaugural Spirit of Chautauqua tour

2017: Began the Riches are Free project and completed the Pacific Crest Trail

2018: Releasing a song per week at MannaMusic.us for World Food Program donations


If you'd like to book a performance for Fall or Winter 2018, feel free to contact Will