In 1966 Rick received his first science kit from his best childhood friend -- John Nowlan's father, Dr. Bernard Nowlan of Grand Falls, New Brunswick Canada. He cherished this set for years to come. Rick was fascinated with anything science. He loved his two turtles, Speedy and Quicky, and he loved reading: He was fascinated and curious when reading about the future. His favorite show was Lost in Space, and he loved looking up science facts in our old encyclopedias. He later went on to Arizona Tech and then established himself with high clearance at Stanford Research Institute in California. He started his own internet company in 1985 and re-established himself with his new company, D.C. Wireless of Roseburg, Oregon.