An incurable AvGeek, Rick has been an aviation and action photographer since the 1980s. He is a former crewmember on the USAF & NATO E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft. While on active duty he had great access to various military aircraft and hit the airshow circuits hard. Now he primarily photographs commercial aircraft and helos. In addition to aviation, Rick also photographs first responders and other action events. He has begun transitioning to a full-time commercial photographer/drone operator for his own endeavor in the career after the career.
Rick currently works full-time for the FAA and lives in Virginia.