Rick is originally from the Chicago area of Illinois and came to Utah twenty-two years ago to be near family. He received bachelors of science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Utah in 1998. Soon after graduation he hired on with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy and continues to work as a police detective, now with the Unified Police Department. He received his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2008. Rick has clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked with a variety of issues including anxiety disorders, PTSD, stress and anger management issues, depression, various adjustment issues, and addiction.