Rich is a native Grass Laker and graduated from GLHS in 1960. He graduated from Hillsdale College after which he attended Naval Officers Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and was commissioned as a naval officer serving in Sicily and Great Lakes, NTC. Rich worked for Walker Mfg Co for 14 years and retired from CMS Energy in 2002.
Since retirement he has taken numerous "Harley" trips around the U.S. and abroad as well as having fun for almost 50 years as a private pilot. Rich is married to Judie with two children, Brad and Jill.
He has enjoyed working on the Lost Railway Museum project since the acquisition of Car 29 began.