Ric is a retired Air Force pilot, a former airline pilot and a retired Airline Operations Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a background and a degree in art, and has been winning local and national awards in various art media including wood art throughout the years since high school.
Ric has been woodturning since 1999. He enjoys opening up a piece of wood and revealing a surface that has never been seen by anyone, sometimes plain and sometimes beautiful. Always trying to see the potential in each piece of wood, some of his most interesting pieces have been made from wood that has been discarded by other turners as unusable. Some of his pieces are in private collections throughout the country.