Ric currently is the Emergency Medical Services Professions Program Manager for Northeast Iowa Community College, does expert consulting in the areas of public policy and emergency response, and is the drummer and leader of the Upper Main Street Jazz Band.
Ric is an accomplished instructor in all areas of emergency care, with an emphasis on trauma and advanced life support. He has taught classes on emergency care all over the United States, including a stint for the United States Department of Defense training troops prior to their deployment for the first Gulf War.
On May 15, 2007, Ric was inducted into the Dubuque County Fire Association’s “Hall of Flame,” an honor that humbles him. Honorees have served the association with many volunteer hours to improve the fire service in and around Dubuque County.
On May 6, 2011, Ric was one of the inaugural inductees to the Dubuque County “Stars of Life,” honoring his many years of service, instruction, and innovation to the Emergency Medical Services community.