Rick directs SCORE’s people operations, office management, technology, and events functions with a focus on ensuring best-in-class nonprofit infrastructure. Prior to joining SCORE in 2021, Rick spent seven years in operations and procurement at the Tennessee Department of Education, and three years as a middle school and high school math teacher in Nashville and Cheatham County. He holds a master’s degree in education from Lipscomb University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.