Bill Henderson was born 1950 into the Wei Wai Kum First Nation in Campbell River, BC Canada to Sam and May Quocksister Henderson. Since he was a child Bill watched his father create carvings and other art works. At the age of seven Bill created his first piece, a small whale plaque for his first grade teacher.
When Bill reached his teen years he became more serious about his carving and at the age of nineteen he started to sell his work. Since then his skills have grown and he has kept his family's traditional style of carving.
Today Bill Henderson is a very respected Northwest Coast Native Master Carver that is passing his experience and skill on to the next generation of carvers. His masks, bowls, paddles and other carvings are collected all over the world.