Ricky was born, raised, and educated, in Henderson County, NC. He graduated from East Henderson High, is US Air Force veteran, and retired after 30 years of service as a deputy sheriff in Henderson County.
He has been married to his wife Missy for 34 years, and has a daughter Megan that graduated in 2020 with her masters from App State. (go Mountaineers). His family also includes a dog Millie who is a chocolate lab; Ricky and Millie are like peas and carrots.
Ricky enjoys NASCAR, college football, long hikes with my dog in the mountains, firing up my smoker for some great ribs, and cooking outdoors.