Rick is grounded by a thorough understanding, appreciation and belief that professionals have an obligation and duty to give back to their community.
Rick believes in being active and involved in issues confronting the community and to serve as a voice of reason and conciliation on contentious matters.
Service has always been important to Rick. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1967 – 1971 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. After law school, he has personally volunteered his time and expertise to guide and support civic and community organizations including the following:
- Boulder County Republican Party (Chair 1984-1986)
- St. Vrain Valley Board of Education (Board Member 1995-2003)
- Partners Of Boulder County (Board member and past president Partners of Boulder County, Inc. (1986-1995; 2003-2013)
- Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce (Board member and past Chair 2004- Current)
- Twin Peaks Rotary (President 2013-2014)
- Boulder County Legal Services
- Colorado Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Recognition Program
In addition, he has received the following recognition for his community service:
- Boulder County Bar Association – Ron Porter Community Service Award – 1997-1998
- Partners of Boulder County, Inc. – Lee Shepard Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award 2009
- Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary Club – Larry Nelson Community Service Award 2010
“My professional life, outside the practice of law, has focused on youth. I’ve enjoyed teaching Sunday school, coaching my children’s basketball teams (boys and girls), being a soccer parent, a volleyball parent, being a member of the Board of the youth serving organization (Partners of Boulder County, Inc.) and serving two plus terms on the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education.
Professionally, I have enjoyed providing pro bono legal services through the Boulder County Legal Services on a wide range of issues from consumer complaints to landlord/tenant issues, to representing people sued over credit issues. There are many people who are truly ‘victims’ of our legal system and need help navigating through this system.”