on your PSIA-AASI Central Education Foundation Board Member
Rick is a PSIA Alpine Level II, Freestyle I, and Children’s Specialist I Certified Ski Instructor and has been teaching since 2004 at resorts including Mad River Mountain and Snow Summit/Big Bear’s Children Program. Rick leads instructor clinics at Mad River each season. Offseason or the “day job” Rick leads commercialization, product marketing, and business development, an early-stage medical device company, Genetesis. Rick holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University earned Professional Project (PMP) certification and led multiple Class II medical devices through their development, the FDA, product launches, and growth from initial business plan creation through external licensing agreements. Rick’s career includes working for NCR, Microsoft, Vertebration, PercuVision, and Alphatec Spine in a variety of sales, marketing, program management, and executive leadership roles.
Rick has extensive board experience through his membership on the Board of Directors of Vertebration, Inc. for over ten years from the company’s formation, funding rounds and the licensing of the Company’s Minimally Invasive Spinal System. Rick resides in Powell, Ohio just north of Columbus with his wife, Laurie, a professional swim coach and U.S.A. Swimming Team owner, his daughter, Makenzie, attends the Physical Therapy Doctorate Program at Ithaca College, and his son, Jeremy, attends Case Western Reserve, majoring in business and accounting. Rick is proud that his kids still ask him to join them on the slopes and even request a tip or two on their skiing.