A seventh generation Oregonian. In 1995 Rick Founded the Avamere Group, a company determined to keep seniors healthy, independent, and out of hospitals and nursing facilities for as long as practical. In 2010 he co-founded Rogue Venture Partners, a private equity firm that invests in Oregon based entrepreneurs and early stage businesses with funding and mentor-ship. Rick currently sits on the Boards of Avamere, Portland State University and the University of Oregon’s Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, among many others.
He and his wife have a blended family of six children and are active in their community with a special interest in higher education. When they have down time they enjoy skiing, golfing and travel.