Rick has worked in the hearing aid industry for 34 years. He joined the International Hearing Society in 1986 and is the current President Elect. He received his Board Certification in 1992. And completed the American Conference of Audioprosthology program in 2009. Rick holds licensure in both Oregon and Washington is a member of the Washington Department of Health Board for Hearing & Speech. Rick has held every office in the Washington Hearing Society, is past President of the Oregon Hearing Society and the International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies. He is very active in community service serving on many boards including his church council, Fort Vancouver Lions, Northwest Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Audient low cost hearing aid program and the Clark County Lions Hearing Conservation Committee. Rick is an avid skier and sailor; in all his spare time he enjoys retrofitting sailboats.