Willie is an Associate Professor with Oregon State University Department of Agricultural Resource Economics and has been with Extension for 23 years, 13 years in Oregon and 10 years in Nevada. He has served as a County Agent, Regional Specialist, and Administrator, during his tenure. Both his M.S and B.S. degrees are from New Mexico State University. Willie serves as the Director for the Klamath Basin Agriculture Research and Extension Center as well as the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator for Klamath and Lake counties. While administrative duties take most of his appointment, he is involved in research and extension activities related to Production Economics related to Agriculture in the Great Basin, and Community Economic Impact Analysis.