Rick's experience includes several years as a successful businessman and teacher before he entered law school. As a third year law student, Rick commenced an administrative action naming some of his professors at the Faculty of Law at the University of Saskatchewan - and won. His career as an effective litigator continues to this day. He is a published author whose legal experience ranges through various litigation and solictor's matters. Rick is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association.
He is an avid outdoorsman. Rick and his wife Julie live with their children on an acreage close to Lacombe together with their Shiloh German Shepherds.