About the Artist
Teaching artist/folklorist since 1979. Recipient of grant from PPS in 1986 to conduct a living history project with middle school students. Featured performer at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 2010.
Rick uses novel elements of American folklore to inspire student involvement. Through collaborative participation students improve literary skills and their ability to use arts activities for effective learning.
"This has been one of the finest programs for elementary children I have ever seen." --Principal