Rick was born in Eastern Oregon and has always had an interest in aviation. That interest led to him enlisting in the Navy after high school. Throughout his 20-year career in the Navy, he was lucky enough to work on and fly in some great aircraft, but most of his time was spent as a Flight Engineer flying on the E-6B Mercury. Over the years, he has earned his A&P, FEX, CFI, MEI, AGI, IGI. At home, he stays busy with plenty of activities with his wife and two young children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles, fishing, and flying aerobatics in his Citabria.
Rick is excited to be a part of the Epic Family and share his knowledge of aviation with students in the air and in the classroom.