Bill Hooten is a native of El Paso, having graduated from UTEP with a degree in Psychology. He discovered interest in gardening around 1972 and has enjoyed learning more about gardening ever since. In 1974 Bill invested in growing Hydroponic tomatoes in the local area. Bill has been a local Commercial Real Estate Broker with expertise in Property Management and general brokerage. He became a Master Gardner in 2005 and became the volunteer caretaker for the grounds of the El Paso County Historical Society in 2006.