William C. Torrington
SU Box 373
Fairfield, Iowa 52557
Profile – Related Experience
I am a parent and skilled "family coordinator" with more than twenty-five years of child-rearing
experience. I am proficient in all areas relating to the moral and practical education of children, through this hands-on
related practice. I have supported and co-guided my own four excellent students during their formal education, with two of
these currently having graduated from university.
1. Employment History
Transcendental Meditation Program - Director
Oakville, Ontario (1976 - 1977) and St.
Louis, Missouri (2001 - 2004)
April 1976 – August 2004
I served part-time and full-time as an instructor in the Transcendental Meditation program of Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi (www.tm.org) -- the world’s leading
stress reduction program, for the development of physical health and mental clarity.
As co-coordinator of the Oakville, Ontario and
St.Louis, Missouri Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program Centers, I was responsible for the presentation of
this program to the public, often through public lectures at libraries. I also instructed many TM Program course
attendees in the use and continued practice of this technique - verified by over six hundred research studies in:
reducing heart disease risk, cancer and all-cause mortality American Journal of Cardiology, 2005; University of Pennsylvania, March 2007)
increasing intelligence and creativity
cancer and aging
Ford Motor Company
St. Louis, Missouri (1990 - 2004)
April 1990 – June 2004
Position - Automotive Builder
Responsibilities - Responsible for construction of quality Ford AeroStar minivans and Explorer SUV products.
Independent operator/builder and joint quality- control team member responsibilities included:
· stock management
· statistical error-reduction
program implementation (Benning Method)
for two top award-winning and national sales-leading products.
Ontario Trailers Ltd.(1970 - 1980)
July 1970 – January 1980
Position – Sales, Transport and Display team member
Responsibilities - Transport, display, sales and delivery and set-up of recreational and office vehicles
for my father's recreational vehicles sales company, including:
· repair and maintenance
· parts and repair
· creative set-up of
trade show sales exhibits
Maharishi University of Management (MUM)
August 2004 – Present
Degree in Progress:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Elementary Education Teaching Certificate (Second major)
January 1980 – December 1981
Trade craftsman degree:
Extensive training in the tools and practices of the cabinetmaking trade
Maharishi Vedic Educational Development Corp.
September 1976 – April 1977
Teacher Training Course for the Transcendental Meditation Program
A six-month in-residence training program in the implementation of the Transcendental Meditation
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
September 1967 – June 1970
Freshman to senior upper secondary school certification / GED in Arts and
Sciences based program
3. Further Skills
Use of and artistic application of personal computers, including illustrative and color graphics generation
Use of and publisher-ship on the World Wide Web, including www.billsartbox.com (my art and inspiration website) and www.thestorksnestnovel.com ( an historical novel by Emo Baer)
Art and media instruction for young children
advisor skills for MUM international computer MBA program
Lifetime experience as a parent in the care and education of
Published member of the International Society of Poets:
Moments of sunlight,
Eons of trees,
Green leaf's dance
On primordial breeze.
Lead us where?
Softens our tread;
Silence reminds us
That hearts are God-led.
Time that moved swiftly
Feels nature's pause;
Hurry gives in
To natural laws.
Lives that were tattered
Are found again whole;
Spirit takes rest
In a summer soul.
What degree is bestowed
By good-night hugs of a seven-year-old?
What great work of what aclaim
Could pass the glory or the
What subject in which college
Would require the care I took;
What point of study more impart
The education of my heart
What hard-won academic crown
Could augment this
cap and gown
Of kite string hours and bug
I earned while holding smaller
Though I walk in common ways
And spend my life in worker's
I could seek no higher praise
Or title worth adoring gaze
Life as autumn leaves
In gentle moments descending
Upon a ringed pond
Finds peace of self transcending
And thus from that high perch
Does inwardly anew
Seek the homeward source
Of its golden hue.