Rich has been involved in non-profit entrepreneurial ventures and community activities for over a decade, and is passionate about cause-driven organizations that positively impact a community. As the Community Health Improvement Coordinator with Samaritan Health Services he feels honored to do just that, serving to build healthier communities while working with community partners.
Some of those partnerships include: Lincoln County – Mental Health Advisory Committee, Public Health Advisory Committee, Oral Health Coalition, and County Health Social & Economic Stability Work Group, and the Healthy Lifestyles Work Group; LBL Early Learning Hub – Governing Board, Data & Evaluation and Health Care Integration Work Groups; Coast To Cascades Community Wellness Network.
Rich has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, both from Biola University.
During a nine month road trip throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rich, along with his wife and two small children, discovered the Lincoln County Coast and moved to Lincoln City shortly after. In addition to travel, soaking in all the great outdoor activities here in Oregon, and being on the Coast, the Pacific Northwest is a passion of his, and even more so if it includes great food with friends and family.