Rick is an entrepreneur and investor. In 2009, he created ArtPrize, a social experiment designed to see if artists and the public could engage each other in a new way. Rick is also Founder and CEO of Wakestream Ventures.
Rick graduated from Calvin College in 2004. He lives in Ada with his wife, Melissa and their three daughters. He currently serves on the board for ArtPrize, GRAM, and the Grand Rapids Economic Club.