Born and raised in California, Rick came to Australia in 2004 and resides in Gumbaynggirr country. He enjoys continually learning and engaging in cultural pursuits within the local Aboriginal communities.

Rick is the General Manager of Saltwater Freshwater and holds a strong background in business development and operations.  He has extensive previous experience in the hospitality, healthcare and facilities services sectors.

He feels quite strongly that it is important to honour the past by preserving for the future and is committed to ensuring the organisation successfully delivers on its mission of driving change through innovative arts and culture-based programs for the Aboriginal communities of the Mid North Coast.