Rick hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He studied Finance at the University of Georgia and also had a quick stint studying International Business in Verona, Italy. While studying in Verona and doing a few months of backpacking around Europe via train...he fell in love with the way of life there. After finishing university and making his way in the real world, he eventually decided to follow his heart and move to Europe. Originally only planning to spend a year or two he can't imagine moving back to the U.S. and is very happy to call Spain...Home!
Rick started his guiding career right out of college, not realizing that he was taking the first steps in what would turn into his vocation. He has worked as a Wilderness Guide in the mountains of Virginia; led summer service learning adventures in Costa Rica and Argentina; guided college study abroad students around Morocco for an NGO facilitating cultural exchanges; led countless educational bus tours around Spain with middle and high school students; and worked as a hiking guide on the Camino de Santiago. When not guiding people around Europe he can be found in some remote corner of the world...biking, backpacking, hiking and eating! Rick began leading tours for ExperiencePlus! in 2010 and is thrilled to be guiding in Europe and to have a job where he can combine his passion for education, cultural exchange, travel, bicycles, Spain, and of course - great food and wine!
"Rick was terrific, flexible, thoughtful, and diligent!"
“I really appreciated his sincere, kind, and thorough attention to all the details that made our tour seem smooth and enjoyable. Rick was patient, and fun to be with, and very capable of looking forward to see that we were well tended to, during our rides, our restaurant meals together, and our cultural visits, to name a few.”
"Rick's ability to be knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating to guests was wonderful; couldn't have asked for better!"