Tenure at CBF: 2015-present
Education: B.A. in Geography with a focus on Geospatial and Environmental Analysis and a minor in Natural Resources Recreation from Virginia Tech.
Prior Experience: After completing his degree at Virginia Tech, Rick worked in Blacksburg, Virginia as a GIS Technician to soak up as much time in southwest Virginia as he could. From there, he wanted a more hands-on approach to environmental stewardship, so he headed north to Massachusetts for a position with the Student Conservation Association AmeriCorps. There he taught environmental education, completed trail work, and continued with his GIS experience at an internship with a land conservation organization. After Massachusetts, SCA led him to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more work out on the trails. Finally, Rick settled in Richmond, Virginia, not far from his hometown of Orange, to continue his passion for the environment. For the past year he has been a part of the Blue Sky Fund, where he led outdoor education lessons, and Virginia Outside, an afterschool and summer program showing Richmond kids the best places to fish and mountain bike. Rick came to CBF to continue his years of dedication to educating everyone about the importance of protecting our invaluable natural resources.
When not working with CBF, Rick can be found disc golfing, fishing, and when the weather is right, skiing.