Originally from Virginia, Willie moved to Florida in 2006. Growing up, his family owned and operated an automotive business, leading him to work on everything mechanical since he was a kid, ranging from lawnmowers, tractors, cars, motorcycles, to boats. His two boys keep him busy when he is not at Mote.
Graduated- Carver Piedmont Technical School
Attended - Universal Technical Institute
Graduated - Suncoast Technical College
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)