Hi, my name is Rick, I'm a true Chicagoian born and raised on the southwest side. I just turned 67 in September. Extensive career in visual merchandising and store planning for 45 years. Lived thirteen years in Houston, Texas, nine years Atlanta, Georgia, 2 years in New York City, and about a year and a half in Richmond Virginia. Opened and renovated stores all throughout the East Coast and Southwest with major retailers. Passion for gardening and landscaping. Involved extensively with my church, outreach, and volunteering.