Will is a full-blood traditional Muscogean Indian and was raised in the traditional art of Native Storytelling, speaking his own native language as well as the language of many other tribes. He is a graduate of the College of Santa Fe and received acting training from William Shatner, Jane Alexander, Charlton Heston, Richard Thomas, and others. He has won numerous awards, including Favorite Native American Performer in the State of Oklahoma in 1998 and the Moscelyne Larkin Cultural Achievement Award in 2004.
Will was the first American Indian to perform at the National Museum of the American Indian (part of the Smithsonian Institute) in Washington, D.C., in 2004. He was also chosen to represent Oklahoma’s centennial at EPCOT in Orlando, Florida, in 2007 with 31 performances. He has performed in over 3,000 venues and was part of Grammy-nominated album in 2008. In addition to his storytelling performances, Will was recognized in 2009 as one of Native America’s outstanding playwrights. Will is the co-founder of Mahenwahdose, a Native American Indian performance company and has served on the board of the American Indian Theatre Company and the Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission. He is presently a board member of the American Indian Resource Center of the Tulsa City County Library.