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About Rick:

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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. Rick's experiences have allowed him to now spend over 35 years as a professional speaker.

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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

  • Recipient of the prestigious Pat Vivo Lamplighter Award

  • NSA-Ohio  Chapter Member of the Year

  • Served 10 years as a board member for Single Parent Resource

Personal Accomplishments
  • Father to an amazing son

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

  • Served his community as a First Responder

  • High School Athletic Coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach

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

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

  • Served for 10 years on the board and 5 years as the President of FOE #2597

  • Served on the board of the Lucas County Fair and served as a Department Head for over 20 years to develop young 4-H members and the local agricultural community.

  • 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 3,000 schools across America

  • Over 1,000 Colleges & Universities 

  • Over 1,000 Collegiate and Professional 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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