Rick graduated from Lutheran High School East in 1961.
Professionally, Rick worked for 29 years for the Lake County Department of Human Services. He has served as Chair of the Boards of Christian Education for two Lutheran churches and schools: St. John Nottingham and St. John Euclid South.
In 2000, Rick played a key role in working to prevent the closure of Lutheran East. Rick has served on the Lutheran East Operating Board since its creation in 2002 and has been a member of the CLHSA (Cleveland Lutheran High School Association) Board of Directors for 18 years.
In 2006, Rick was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Softball Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was the recipient of the CLEEF (Cleveland Lutheran Educational Endowment Fund)’s Outstanding Lutheran School Leadership Award. From 2008 to present, he has worked at Lutheran East as the school’s Tuition Manager. Throughout the past several decades, Rick has often served as President of St. John Lutheran Church in South Euclid.
In his spare time, he has served as Director of the Euclid Church Sports League for 48 years and he is an accomplished Appalachian Trail hiker.