Rick was born and raised in south Arkansas, and graduated from Henderson State University with a BSBA in Management and Marketing. In 1974, he began working for Bank of Bearden as the Vice President of Operations. In 1985, he joined Anthony Timberlands as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His primary responsibilities at ATI and its affiliated companies include pine marketing and overseeing the company’s finance and accounting department. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman and President of Bank of Bearden, and President of Anthony Wood Treating.