Rick graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a B.S. from the College of Natural Resources. Rick joined Roaring Fork Conservancy in 1998 and was promoted to Executive Director in May of 2005. He works with a variety of partners including cities, counties, state and federal agencies and other non-profits, with a focus on protecting water quantity and quality, and riparian health. He also enjoys stepping into the classroom (and the stream) with kids as an instructor with RFC’s National Fishing in Schools Program. Rick is also the past president of the Colorado Watershed Assembly and the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He has worked as a naturalist and fishing guide in Colorado and as a fishing guide and hunting camp cook in northwestern Montana.