Rick hails from Lake Worth, Florida where he started his theatre career at age 16 as a scenic electrician and carpenter at the Lake Worth Playhouse, one of the country’s preeminent community theatres. During his years at FAU as an undergrad he worked at such theatres as The Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, The Theatre Club of the Palm Beaches, and Stagedoor Manor Theatre Camp in New York. After a term in the US Air Force, where he worked with Air Force Entertainment, he returned to South Florida as the Assistant Technical Director at Palm Beach Community College. During his three years at PBCC he discovered his love of working with the students, and in 2000 he went back to FAU to pursue his Masters degree. Upon graduating he spent three years teaching all things technical in Louisiana, but could not stay away from his beloved Florida for long, and now he’s here at Eckerd and loving every minute of it.