After graduating High School in the suburbs of Seattle, Rick joined the United States Navy where he successfully completed an honorable career after 20 years of service. Upon retirement from the Navy, he enrolled and graduated from the Golf Academy of America in Carlsbad California where he began to learn the new traits required for another successful career, this time in the Golf Industry. Rick began working with Troon Golf at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in October of 2012. In less than two years, he quickly moved up the ladder to become the new Golf Event Coordinator, following in the footsteps of Brandon. Being a rather large sports fan, he favors the "Bay Area" teams such as the Forty-Niners, Giants, and even the Sacramento Kings. When not at work or enjoying sports, he spends his time outdoors and is believes in both physical and mental fitness.