Rick completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, and a post-graduate diploma in Recreation Management at Humber. Rick's industry experience comes from working in a variety of recreation and sport facilities. Rick started out his career in municipal fitness as a fitness specialist before launching his career in recreation with the City of Toronto, where he held supervisory positions in community recreation and sport programming. Following his time in municipal recreation and prior to joining Humber as a full-time faculty member in 2002, Rick worked in the private sector developing and managing sport programs in several communities across the Greater Toronto Area. Rick is a provincial trainer in Parks and Recreation Ontario's HIGH FIVE program, a quality standard for children's sport and recreation and continues to build on years of experience as a volunteer coach in various levels of youth sport.