Bill Roddy is well known in Minneapolis/St. Paul as the co-founder of Osiris Organization, a non-profit mentoring organization working with at-risk youth through life skills training, computer technology, and entrepreneurial education.
Born in Arkansas, Bill spent his formative years with his grandparents and aunts in Chicago. He came to Minnesota in 1975 to attend the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul.
After graduating, he worked in the corporate sector. In 1991 he worked as a professional tennis instructor and as multicultural tennis director with the USTA. He founded Osiris Organization out of his desire to mentor young men in the community.
Manhood From The Hood, his memoir, recalls the no-nonsense, masculine ideals Bill learned from his grandfather.
Bill lives and works in the Twin Cities with his wife, Gail.