Titles: Director of Community Partnerships
Locations: Upper School, All School
Departments: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion , Senior Projects
Biography: Rick is a Seattle native and has been on staff at SAAS since 2012 in the role of Director of Community Partnerships where he manages the Senior Project Program. The UW Husky alumnus also manages upper school student service learning and assists in the Admissions Department. The long-time youth coach has been a part of the SAAS community since 2000. His daughter Lauren, a 2007 SAAS alumna, graduated summa cum laude from the Howard University Fine Arts Department with a degree in Musical Theatre. Rick is an avid golfer, although by his own admission, not a very good golfer. Among his passions includes serving as a show host and high school sports play-by-play announcer for the community streaming media outlet Rainier Avenue Radio. He and his son Marques have partnered with Seattle Black Panthers founders Aaron and Elmer Dixon to produce a full-length documentary, Seattle Black Panthers Fight for Justice & Freedom, scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2023.