Bill Sanchez was born in Nevada and grew up in Benson, Arizona and El Paso, Texas. He relocated to Arlington in 1992 after graduating from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas with a BBA in finance.
After college, he worked for Metro Airlines (DBA American Eagle) as a fleet service clerk. In 1992 Metro Airlines was acquired by Simmon's Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation (Parent Company of American Airlines). In 1993, he began working for Barton Protective Services in the central business districts of Dallas and Fort Worth. He was then hired by the Dallas Central Appraisal District as an appraiser.
In 1995, he was hired by the Department of
Internal Audit at the University of Texas at
Arlington as an Internal Auditor.
In 1998, he transferred to the English Language Institute. His current responsibilities include: database development, web development, email administration, lab management, and general hardware/software/networking support.
Sanchez served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1992 to 1998. He was a member of the 301st Tactical Fighter Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas and participated in Operation Deny Flight, Operation Decisive Edge, and Operation Southern Watch.
Sanchez has traveled overseas and has a broad understanding of different cultures. He has traveled to: Italy, Austria, Denmark, Germany, UK, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Portugal (Azores), South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, and Kuwait.