Rick is a native Cape Codder. He is a graduate of the Nauset Regional High School and Cape Cod Community College. Rick has been very involved in the Mid-Cape community, serving as President of the Dennis Chamber of Commerce from 1986 to 1990 and President of the Rotary Club of Harwich-Dennis in 1992-1993. A former business owner in Dennis and Orleans, Rick received his Associates Degree in funeral service from the New England Institute in 1994. He and his wife Jacqui live in Dennis and have two grown children.