Dick is a Civil Engineering graduate from MTU and a retired US Air Force pilot who flew missions during the Vietnam conflict.
Dick, his wife Anita and their three children have lived in the Houghton area since 1975. Dick is past president of the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Keweenaw Industrial Council, and is an active supporter of Michigan Tech. He is an avid sportsman and has explored the Upper Peninsula by truck, boat, and airplane for three decades. Dick has been an Accredited Buyer Representative with the National Association of Realtors and has extensive experience as a buyer agent.