Bill Shields

Board Member

Bill is the owner and chairman of Rainier Plastics a plastics reprocessing company that he started in 1967. He previously owned and operated Shields Bag and Printing for many years before the company was ultimately sold.

He has many hobbies including hunting, fishing, and traveling the world. He has been to Africa approximately 20 times. He has enjoyed boating, snow skiing, 4 wheeling, Jeeping, and motorcycle riding throughout his life.

Epic car rallies have recently captured Bill’s attention. He has done a few over the last decade including Peking to Paris, Buenos Aires to Cape Horn, and Mandalay Bay.

Bill is a longtime supporter of local non-profits, and has been a champion of Shrub Steppe conservation. He was taught at an early age to give back more than you take from the land, and to be a steward of the land itself. He is also a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment rights. He works with the Yakama Nation on wildlife projects, including antelope re-introduction to the state.

Bill and his wife, Julie, live in Yakima, Washington. He has 2 children, 2 stepchildren, and 7 grandchildren.