Will is an independent musician and backpacking enthusiast from Iowa.


1999-2010: Led 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 East Coast.

2015: Documented the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail at YourHappyWanderer.com

2016: Pacific Northwest Residency, Spirit of Chautauqua tour, and completed the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail

2017: Released Riches are Free and walked the Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail, finishing a 3 year hike from Mexico to Canada.

2018: Released a Song of the Week for 24 consecutive weeks for World Food Program donations

2019: Releasing The Spirit of Folk and touring the Midwest with William and the Wildflowers