Rick has specialized in telecommunications since 1975, previously serving as chair of the firm’s Communications & Media Practice for nearly 10 years. He provides and oversees consulting, tax, and assurance services for wireline ILEC and CLEC commercial and cooperative enterprises, wireless and international carriers, cable television companies, fiber transport companies, and telephone associations.

Rick is responsible for the firm’s annual accounting and business seminars for the telecommunications industry. He is a frequently sought after speaker on telecom finance issues and has presented to industry organizations including the Telergee CFO & Controllers Conference, CoBank Executive Forum, various NTCA conferences, and state telephone association meetings. Rick is also on the firm's executive committee.

Selected Publications

  • "How Cool is Your Accountant" (OPASTCO Roundtable, March/April 2008)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Budgeting – Getting More Value With Less Effort
    NTCA’s 2010 Finance & Accounting Conference (September 2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • Former chair, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Practice Guides Committee
  • Former member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Executive Committee
  • Founder and former board chair, Telergee Alliance
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Founder and board chair elect, Spokane Hoopfest


  • BA, business administration (accounting emphasis), University of Puget Sound
  • MS, taxation, Gonzaga University