A 1976 Hoquiam graduate, Rick has had a personal commitment to the Boy Scouts Hoquiam Troop 100 after becoming an Eagle Scout himself in 1975. Many of his troop have become Eagle Scouts under the direction of their energetic leader with their projects benefiting the community. Rick has been actively involved with the Hoquiam Booster Club since the early 2000s, serving as president many times and always available to help out behind the concession counter. Rick was a coach of Grays Harbor Youth Soccer for over 10 years and you will still find him cheering on his past players regardless of what team they play for. Not only is Rick a sports fan, but he is a big fan of the accomplishments of youth, so it is only appropriate that he was honored at the Hoquiam/Aberdeen game as his encouragement to local youth spans both sides of Myrtle Street.