Rick is a Washington, DC native with over 15 years’ experience working in non-profit, corporate, start-up, higher education, and entrepreneurship. His areas of expertise include but aren’t limited to development, fundraising, membership growth, customer acquisition and management. Rick’s extensive career experience cover an expanse of functional areas such as: serving on contracts team negotiating telecom contracts on behalf of MCI, achieving membership growth in excess of 1,000% for start-up BizConnect, creating a successful financial services practice at Northwestern Mutual, and developing hiring pipelines into Fortune 100 companies for top University of Maryland MBA talent. Rick served as VP of Development in several aforementioned roles.
Rick is currently a self-employed entrepreneur serving people in the wellness sector. For 8 years and counting Rick markets, educates, advises, and coaches evidence-based health solutions that address total wellbeing. Additionally, utilizing a Wealth Thru Wellness strategy to empower communities financially that commit to creating legacies of better global health. Rick is married to Natascha Weedon, his partner in business and life. They share a blended family of 3 wonderful children. Rick is an aging athlete, voracious reader, youth sports coach (soccer/basketball), health coach, mentor, traveler, lover of the outdoors with the goal of he and Natascha living under palm trees very soon. He has a BA from Towson University and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.