Long-time fans of Trinity County, Ric and his wife, Sue have been visiting the area regularly for more than 20 years, and have been homeowners in Trinity County since 2008.  Lewiston became their permanent place of residence in 2017.

Ric has a long history of giving back that included his role as a member of Lewiston’s Volunteer Fire Department prior to taking office  He also has extensive leadership experience… from advising executives, to leading both large and small businesses.

Ric is currently mentoring the founders of start-ups through Arizona State University and leading the growth of a forensic evidence business as CEO. He currently serves on the board of an international non-profit and has served on several other boards during his career.


Proud to have served our country in the United States Marine Corps.  Ric was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant (E-5) in 1980.

Those who have worked closely with Ric acknowledge his leadership strengths in strategy, building collaboration, and creating focus and momentum.


  • CEO | Evidence Solutions, EventSpark, Cendant Travel, Central Credit, Inc.
  • COO | Pegasus Solutions
  • President | SkyTouch Technology, Philanthropegie, Utell Hotels & Resorts, RCI Travel
  • Executive VP | Trilegiant
  • Senior VP | Cendant, Best Western
  • Vice President | Cendant, Best Western
  • Strategic Advisor | EventSpark
  • Board Member | Trinity County Community Development Corporation, Orchard: Africa, UMOM New Day Centers, EventSpark


  • Forensic Evidence | Evidence Solutions, Inc.
  • Telecommunications | AT&T
  • Hospitality | Best Western, Cendant (Wyndham Worldwide), Utell Hotels & Resorts
  • TimeShare | RCI
  • Hospitality Technology | Pegasus Solutions, SkyTouch Technology
  • Marketing Services | Trilegiant (now Affinion)
  • Travel | Cendant Travel
  • Gaming Services | Central Credit Inc.

Functional Expertise

  • Global Operations | Pegasus Solutions, Utell Hotels & Resorts, Best Western
  • Sales Management | AT&T
  • Call Center Operations | Cendant
  • Marketing | SkyTouch Technology, AT&T, Pegasus Solutions, Utell Hotels & Resorts
  • Product Management | SkyTouch Technology, Pegasus Solutions, Trilegiant
  • Strategic Planning | SkyTouch Technology, Pegasus Solutions, Utell Hotels & Resorts, Cendant, Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Global Experience

  • The Americas – United States, Canada, Mexico, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize
  • Europe – France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom
  • Asia – China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Japan
  • Africa – South Africa
  • Oceana – Australia, New Zealand

Trinity County Board of Supervisors – Official Appointments

  • Airport Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • California State Association of Counties
  • Child Abuse Prevention Development Planning Council (LPC)
  • Children and Families First Commission ( First 5) (Alternate)
  • Trinity County Disaster Council
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) (Alternate)
  • North Coast Resource Partnership (NCIRWMP) (Alternate)
  • Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC)
  • Northwest California Resource Conservation & Development District (RC&D) (Alternate)
  • PSA II Area Agency on Aging Executive Board (Alternate)
  • Remote Access Network Board
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Alternate)
  • Superior California Economic Development District
  • Trinity County Commission on Aging
  • Trinity County Fire Chiefs Association (Alternate)

Special Interests

  • Philanthropegie – I took a break from the corporate world to launch this platform-for-good.  Philanthropegie is a web-based service connecting individuals, organizations and nonprofits with the resources needed to make a meaningful difference in the world.
  • Big Brother Big Sisters of America – I had the honor of being a “big brother” while I was in college at the University of Iowa. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to make a lasting impact on a young boy or girl.
  • UMOM – New Day Center – From volunteer to co-chair of the fundraising event committee to board member, this homeless shelter for families in Phoenix, AZ provided many ways to make a a difference in the lives of families in need.
  • Orchard: Africa – My involvement started as the photographer for a vision trip to rural villages in South Africa. Years later, I have fond memories of several trips to villages and townships in South Africa and my years of service on the board of directors.