207-633-2353 Ext. 1001
Rick first came to the Boothbay Region in the late 1980s and adopted Boothbay Harbor as the hometown he wished he'd had in 1999, when he and his wife, Barbara, moved to town with their daughters, Sophia and Celeste. Rick started his boatbuilding business, Finest Kind Wooden Boats, in West Boothbay Harbor in 1999, after working as a traditional wooden boatbuilder since 1988. In addition to the boatshop, Rick and Barbara were the year-round caretaker/managers of Harborfields on the Shore on McKown Point Road for 14 seasons, and Rick served as station manager and executive director of Boothbay Region Community Television for a number of years. In 2007, Rick founded lowernine.org, a non-profit organization working to rebuild homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in the wake of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, an organization he ran as executive director until 2011, and whose work continues to this day. Rick sat on the board of directors of BHRCC for five years, serving for one year as vice-president and president for two, and, as a member of the Windjammer Days committee, organized the annual antique boat parade for a number of years. He is happy to be back in the Harbor and living in his house on Oak Street, after a brief sojourn to the drier parts of the country, where he started and managed a home repair program for the Tulsa, OK affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.
Visitor and Member Relations Coordinator
207-633-2353 Ext. 1003
207-633-2353, Ext: 1004
Marketing and Events Coordinator
207-633-2353, Ext: 1002