Rick’s career is defined by excellence in all engineering disciplines. He has 10 years of experience running successful highly complex, mission critical environments.
He is part of an elite group of engineers in the world that hold all five active CCIE certifications – (CCIE Routing / Switching, Security, Service Provider, Voice, Storage Networking) and is participating in the beta program for Cisco’s new expert design certification, the Cisco Certified Design Expert – CCDE.
Currently Rick is employed as a Principal Network Architect at World Wide Technologies, a technology consulting company. His role requires him to provide expert level design and implementation support to key enterprise clients in the wester unity
Prior to becoming a CCIE, Rick graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis with a degree in computer science. During his 5 years in the Navy as a Lieutenant, he was a Division Officer who led 110 engineers in charge of the propulsion system onboard the aircraft carrier – USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Years later the Kitty Hawk was slated to be decommissioned before her sister ship, the USS Constellation (CV-64). But, due to the excellent material condition of the ships engineering plant and overall material condition, the Constellation was decomissioned first and the Kitty Hawk was sent into forward deployment, stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.
Rick moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 and currently resides in the town of Danville. His activities include muscle car restoration, and bracket drag racing. He is currently in progress on a frame up rebuild of a heavily modified 1967 Camaro drag car with 800 horsepower and 665 Ft-lbs of torque that is slated to hit the track this summer.