Willis is originally from the small town of Wilson, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Throughout his career, Willis has supported the food services industry for hotels, grocery stores, hospitals, and restaurants. In 2014, he relocated to Florida where he was an executive chef for several years before transitioning to a food service director role. Willis feels The Encore at Boca Raton is a great community for him to express all of his talents under one roof. His vision is to learn the residents on a personal level so he can cater to their needs properly. In his leisure, he spends a lot of time volunteering at his church. Some of his favorite things to do are riding his bike, jogging, and taking small vacations with his wife; one of his hidden loves is art!