Rick was born in 1975 in Fort Ouachuca, Arizona. His formative years were spent as an "Army Brat", picking up every year or so to move to another town in another state. By age 10, he had lived in four different U.S. states and spent a year in Germany. On his sixteenth birthday, he received his first guitar- a Travis - one of those guitars "guaranteed not to crack". He took a total of two guitar lessons, cleaning his instructor's toilets as "payment". Needless to say, Rick decided to teach himself. These days Rick spends his time playing lead guitar for Dallas, Texas rock band Back To Blue.