Rick started his guiding experience as the one his friends’ parents required to be going along if they wanted to go camping. That was probably just because he was an Eagle Scout, but since then he has gotten some SAR experience and guided for real in the Adirondacks, the White Mountains, and various locations around Washington State. He has led canoeing, backpacking, winter ski/camping, rock climbing, and low/high challenge courses. As the Program Manager at Stonewater Ranch, he enjoys training guides and taking students out on experiences they otherwise wouldn’t do on their own. He also guides some snowmobile tours to get out of the office in the winter and guide adults for a change.