Rick has lived all over the eastern US and in Texas, due to growing up in a military family (his father was in the Marine Corp). He has a BA and MEE from Rice University, as well as a PhD from University of Texas at Austin. He worked at IBM for many years, and arrived in Portland in 2012. Now retired, his passions are classical music, photography, and travel - and has been able to combine all three on several of All Classical Portland's cultural tours! In his spare time, Rick also volunteers for Portland Baroque Orchestra.