Will Honea was born in the Skagit Valley, and grew up commercial fishing in Alaska and Washington. Will built and ran his own boats for several years after high school, served as an Army officer after college with deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan, after which he completed law school at the University of Washington and practiced at a Seattle firm. Will has represented Skagit County government as an attorney on natural resource, land use, tribal and environmental issues since 2007. In his spare time Will has renovated several historic buildings in the Skagit Valley area including the Woolley Market in Sedro-Woolley, a business that Will also started. Will lives in the Upper Skagit Valley near Rockport with his wife Tahlia and three kids, Ezra, Edna and Elie, where they grow a good deal of their own food.