Rick is a native of Salt Lake City where he was a successful athlete in high school and college receiving all-state honors in high school football at Skyline High and twice college all-conference at Ricks College. He has coached football at Ricks College, Dixie State and Dixie High School.
Rick's extensive career in sports marketing includes positions with L.A. Gear, Cape Athletic, and Above the Rim. He is the former General Manager of the St. George RoadRunners and the Na Koa Ikaika baseball teams of the Golden Baseball League. Rick is a self proclaimed "sports junkie". He and his wife, Kay, have five children, five grandsons and a granddaughter.