Rick started his career teaching high school social studies in Canton, Ohio, then worked 21 years for the American Cancer Society, the last five from 1993-1998 as the executive vice president of the Oregon chapter.
He served over seven years as founder and project director of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Campaign For Safe Food, confronting the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). He co-founded and led a national coalition opposing recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST) in dairy products.
As a volunteer, he conceived and developed a faith-based program in 2001 to reduce global warming that was picked up by numerous denominations and congregations all over the country.
He “retired” in 2011 to address undue corporate influence on our elections, government and most aspects of our lives.
Rick is married with two mature children and an immature dog. He enjoys reading, hiking, biking, travel, the Blazers and the Ducks.
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