In my work environment, I observed how many opportunities existed for public and private recognition of individual and group contributions to the workplace. On the other hand, the critical work a mother does in the home was often not only overlooked, but sometimes even spoken of condescendingly, as if it ranked less important. This rankled me and I was glad to support my wife in organizations that touted the powerful influence mothers are to a culture. When the Mothers Legacy Project was born, it was a natural extension of that internal desire to see the force of compassionate influence play a bigger role on the public stage of our human society.
Rick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and International Relations from Brigham Young University then went to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City to earn a Masters in Business Administration. For a number of years he owned his own accounting practice and provided tax guidance and preparation for clients. Most of his career, however, has been spent in large to medium sized private international manufacturing settings where he has served in the positions of division controller, corporate manager of planning and business analysis, corporate manager of cost accounting and inventory control, and as manager of business operations analysis.
Rick is an avid bike rider, loves canoeing and hiking. His most important role, nevertheless, is that of a husband to Jacki Hunlow and as father to a combined nine children.