Rick graduated from Brigham Young University in 1973 with a Bachelor's of Arts. In 1975, he received an MBA from Indiana University. He started appraising (part time) while attending graduate school in 1973. He quickly recognized the need for organized, accurate data sources that are efficient and easy for appraisers to use. In 1980 he founded Market Data Service, LLC (MDS) to fill this need. During his 39 year career, he has achieved the MAI and SRA designations and specializes in residential related property appraisals. He has also held a real estate salesman's license for 36 years. He has served on the local MLS committee. He has been active in government relations issues. He served for 6 years on the Government Relations committee of the Appraisal Institute. He served on the Utah Appraiser Certification Board for 6 years and has also served as President of Utah Association of Appraisers. Rick and Kathy are the parents of 6 children and they have 18 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding and spending time with his family.