A native to the Savannah area, Rick graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School and attended Armstrong State University. Prior to obtaining his current position with Coca-Cola UNITED as Director of the Savannah River Division he had experience in nearly all facets of the industry. Beginning his career in 1980, he started as a Route Merchandiser and worked his way up to Special Events Manager, Fountain Sales Manager, Key Account Manager, and Sales Center Manager.
Rick and his wife Shellie still reside in the Savannah area. Frequently, he is an active supporter of many city, county, military, and 501C groups and organizations. In addition, Rick is a board member for the Georgia Beverage Association and Savannah Metro Foundation. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys nearly any outdoor activity.