Rich was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains at Lake Tahoe. He is a lifelong outdoorsman who loves hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. He has spent years learning primitive skills and has taught earth/survival skills to children and adults for the last five years. He also spent nine years on the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue and is involved in several local organizations in pursuit of conservation and nature awareness.  He is also an avid photographer who enjoys landscape and wildlife photography and has an education in ecopsychology. You will almost always find him somewhere in the woods working on his skills.