Rick has worked for timber giant Weyerhaeuser Company for the past 28 years, serving in his current role as Director of Real Estate and Land Title since 2005. Rick has also owned and operated Poor Richards Auctions and Antiques since 1983. Over the years, Rick has conducted hundreds of commercial and charity auctions throughout the western United States and continues to buy and sell antiques, collectibles and original artwork by the single piece or as part of entire estates.
While growing up, Rick lived in San Francisco, Atlanta and on the upper west side of New York City. He spent his four years of high school at the Ecole Internationale de Geneve, in Geneva, Switzerland during the 1970′s and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with degrees in Biology and English. He earned the designation of Master of Corporate Real Estate in 1998 and is a past chair of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
A lifelong “explorer,” Rick considers himself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to all but two of the United States, extensively throughout Europe and the United Kingdom and to Canada, Mexico, Africa and South America. Whether it involves backpacking or five star hotels, street vendors or haute cuisine, adventure tours or the best museums, when given a choice, Rick, Sue (his wife of 28 years) and his two spectacular adult daughters (Kristen and Kenna) will opt for “experiences” over material items every time.