A native of Tennessee, Rick worked over 30 years in private industry with forestry, land management, and land sales. He is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and obtained a graduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in forestry. He was a member of the U.S. Navy reserve, having retired as a Navy Captain. He also has taught GIS and GPS mapping technology at the college level. Rick is a graduate of T.R.E.E.S. (Tennessee Real Estate Education System). His professional real estate affiliations include Jackson Area Association of Realtors (J.A.A.R.), Tennessee Association of Realtors (T.A.R.), National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) and Realtors Land Institute (R.L.I). Rick has experience with sales of land, homes, and investment properties and will provide premier services to all clients.