Rick is a 22yr active duty retired Air Force veteran. While serving he held many roles including Air Traffic Controller, Aeromedical Evacuation Flight Nurse, Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team Officer, and Chief Department of Anesthesia. Rick received his undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Missouri Columbia, a masters degree in critical care nursing from St Louis University and a masters degree in nurse anesthesia from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda MD.
Rick and his wife Marcy have three daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoys traveling to visit his daughters and grandchildren who live in Denver, Omaha and Seattle, also fishing, hunting, hiking and generally being outdoors.