Rick was born in Chicago, Illinois and started boating at the age of twelve on Lake Michigan. At 21, Rick earned his Captains License performed fishing and party charters on Lake Michigan for the next seven years. Rick starting working for UPS in Chicago when he was 19 years old and relocated to Tampa in 1999 and is planning to retire from UPS in 2018. Rick earned his Yacht Brokers license in 2015 and up until the present day is with Blue Horizon Yacht Sales specializing in bow riders, center consoles and cruisers. Rick has been married to his wife Julie for 22 years and has two beautiful daughters currently attending college. Rick enjoys golfing, boating and traveling with his family.