Rick brings over 40 years of experience in the real estate market. He began as a real estate associate with Harlan Smith Real Estate in 1974. Rick is the former Broker/Owner of Pioneer Realty which he operated from 1980 until September 30, 2013. He recently became a retired banker after dedicating 47 years of service to Pioneer Bank in Sergeant Bluff and is currently serving as a Board Member of the bank. He was a member of the 185th Air National Guard for 15 years and is an active civic leader in the Siouxland community. He has served on various boards, the Greater Sioux City Board of Realtors finance committee, Sergeant Bluff-Luton School Foundation Board, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School facilities and finance boards, Western Iowa Tech Community Foundation Board and finance committee, treasurer of the Willows Homeowners Association Board as well as the Sergeant Bluff Community Development Corporation Board. He is a past president and current member of the Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Club, past capital campaign chairman for the Siouxland Red Cross, has served as an elder and is a member of The Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, and past board member of the United Way of Siouxland. Rick is a partner in the Sioux City Bandits. He was a long time Sergeant Bluff resident until moving to Dakota Dunes. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys golf, snow skiing and played fast pitch softball and town team baseball for many years. He and his wife Melody have two grown children and six grandchildren.