Rick spent the first 20 years of his life on his family farm where he learned the value of hard-work and dedication.
Rick's successful and diverse career experiences range from the agribusiness, sales, marketing and management, to high school athletic coach and world champion athlete.
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
Awarded the Distinguished Service Award and The Chapter Member of the Year Award from NSA-OHIO
Served as President of the Ohio and National FFA Alumni Association
Member of The National Speakers Association
Served on the National Council for Vocational and Technical Education in Agriculture
Served on numerous boards including the Lucas County Agricultural Society and American Cancer Society
Father to an amazing son
Proclamation of Appreciation for dedicated service and leadership presented by Lucas County Sheriff Jon Tharp
Trained and successfully completed 3 half marathons, 3 marathons, and an Ultrathon
10 time National and 5 time World Champion drug free power lifter
Actively involved in raising funds associated with the American Cancer Society "Relay for Life" ~ Crowned Miss Relay 7 times
Over 1,500 schools across America
The Ohio State University Buckeyes
The New York State Athletic Administrators Association
Land O' Lakes
Vocational Student Organizations - FFA, DECA, BPA, HOSA, Skills USA, FCCLA, FBLA
The American Cancer Society
Rick has an instant rapport and captivates his audience members with his personal, high energy, motivating and impactful approach and message.