Rick is the director and designer of Paramount Winter Guard in Atlanta, GA, the WGI Independent World Class Color Guard he founded in 2011. He has also been the artistic director of the Georgia State University Color Guard since 2012.
In addition to his roles with Paramount and GSU, Rick has designed and choreographed for many prestigious independent and scholastic color guard programs including the Emerald Marquis, Blessed Sacrament Winter Guard, Juxtaposition Winter Guard, The Academy Winter Guard (UK), Chimeras Winter Guard, The Knights (UCF) Winter Guard, Phantom Regiment Winter Guard, Seminole High School, Miamisburg High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kell High School, Greater Johnstown High School, Lassiter High School, Westfield High School, Harrison High School, South Forsyth High School, and River Ridge High School.
Rick has also choreographed and designed for many successful drum corps including the East Coast Jazz, The Cadets, Magic of Orlando, the Crossmen, the Bluecoats, and Phantom Regiment. Rick has most recently designed and choreographed for the Santa Clara Vanguard, where he has spent the last six seasons.
Rick began his life in the pageantry arts in 1992, in the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County. After graduating from high school, he joined the Emerald Marquis Winterguard in 1995, where he performed for five seasons. He also spent two seasons in thecolorguardof the Blue Devils, and one season with the BrassTheatre(Star of Indiana/”Blast”).