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About Rick:


Rick spent the first 20 years of his life on his family farm where he learned the value of hard-work and dedication.   Rick's successful and diverse career experiences range from the agribusiness, sales, marketing and management, to high school athletic coach and world champion athlete.

Professional Accomplishments & Associations
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

  • Awarded The Distinguished Service Award and The Chapter Member of the Year Award from NSA-OHIO

  • Served as President of the Ohio and National FFA Alumni Association

  • Member of The National Speakers Association
    Served on the National Council for Vocational and Technical Education in Agriculture

  • Served on numerous boards including Lucas County Agricultural Society and American Cancer Society

Personal Accomplishments
  • Father to an amazing son

  • Proclamation of Appreciation for dedicated service and leadership presented by Lucas County Sheriff Jon Tharp

  • Trained and completed 3 half marathons, 3 marathons, and an ultramarathon

  • 10 time National and 5 time World Champion drug free power lifting

  • Actively involved in raising funds associated with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, additionally was crowned Miss Relay 9 times. Yes, Miss Relay... if you don't know, you will have to ask!

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Past Clients Include
  • Over 2,500 schools across America

  • Over 1,000 Colleges and Athletic Programs

  • The Ohio State University Buckeyes

  • Eastman Kodak

  • The New York State Athletic Administrators Association

  • Marquette Managament

  • HOBY

  • Land O' Lakes

  • Vocational Student Organizations - FFA, DECA, BPA, SKILLS USA, FCCLA, FBLA

  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

  • Armstrong Steel

  • The American Cancer Society

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