Bill Werlin | TEDxTokyo 2009
Bill Werlin was born in Colorado mountain territory and grew up working at his family’s ski area, surrounded by the majestic Rockies and untainted skies. A lifelong skier, outdoorsman and fisherman, Bill wants us all to enjoy the same bounty. He has devoted his life to preserving the natural environment in executive positions that include president of The North Face, general manager at Patagonia Japan, his current post as Japan GM of snowboard maker Burton Corp., and past president of the Outdoor Industry Conservation Alliance. As the current Chairman of Yokohama International School’s board of directors, Bill is also heavily involved in promoting international education.