Rick joined the firm in 1988 as a Manager and was promoted to Shareholder in 1996. He became managing Shareholder in 2012. Rick received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Aquinas College in 1980 and his Masters in Taxation from Grand Valley State University in 1991. Rick earned his CPA in Michigan in 1983.
Rick’s range of duties includes full responsibility for a variety of business, non-profit and individual client accounts. Services provided include audit, review and compilation of financial statements, tax return preparation, tax planning and representing clients before the IRS. Additionally, Rick provides small business assistance, financial statement analysis and peer reviews of accounting firms. His primary internal responsibilities include firm management and business development.
Rick is married and has six children and three grandchildren. He enjoys playing basketball and softball, as well as water skiing. He also spent many years coaching his kids in AAU basketball and soccer.
Rick is an active member in the following organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants; Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce; Rockford Sports Boosters; CASA of Kent County.