Bob Wills has a B.A. in international relations from American University, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has held various legislative aide positions in Washington D.C., was an instructor and research associate at UW Madison College of Agriculture, an USDA economic research service owner of Cedar Grove Cheese Inc. and Clock Shadow Creamery LLC, and a Wisconsin master cheese maker. His has been professionally involved with the Center for Integrated Agriculture Studies, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, American Cheese Society Board, American Cheese Education Foundation, Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute, and the Wisconsin Association for Food Protection. He has served his community througn involvement with the Chamber of Commerce Boards of Spring Green and Sauk Prairie, the Sauk Prairie Hospital Foundation, the Sauk County Library Board, the Plain Lions, and the Spring Green Arts Foundation.