Billy Horton founded Cactus Athletics in 2006 . His heart is to be a great influence in people’s lives and encourage them to be the best versions of themselves. Billy has triumphed over adversity throughout his life and wants to let others know they can do the same through faith, determination, work ethic and seeking out wise counsel from others.
He is married to Taleen and they have two sons, Connor and Bryce. Billy was raised in the small town of West Branch, Michigan and moved to Glendale, Arizona in 8th grade. Even though he was cut his freshman year at Cactus High School, he eventually made the Varsity team and earned a baseball scholarship to play collegiality at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He went on to play in the Minor Leagues from 1997-2000 for multiple Independent League teams and also attended Spring Training as a player with the Chicago White Sox (1999) and Los Angeles Angels (2000).