Rick warmly refers to his previous 20+ years of Operations Management in small business as Crisis Management. His last two jobs, managing a window installation company and white-glove delivery company, were often filled with lots of fires to put out. Rick was constantly dealing with HR, inventory, purchasing, finances, deliveries, weather (Ohio), and IT issues. Through it all Rick displayed a calm demeanor and was always willing to find a solution that left his employees, bosses, and clients knowing that if there was a problem, Rick could solve it.
A few years ago, Becky realized that Rick had a history of joining small businesses and helping them grow. She boldly stole him away from his last company to see if together they could do the same with her law firm, Cholewka Law. So far so good. Rick has also been instrumental in launching Heritage Financial Strategies. Working alongside Becky (and not commuting to downtown Phoenix every day) has added great flexibility to their family life and allows them to spend more time with their young son, William, and their two dogs Mandy and Penny.
Rick loves spending time traveling with his family to the beach, the mountains, or his family back in Ohio. Cleveland is his hometown and astonishingly Rick has maintained his long-suffering fandom for the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavs. Fortunately, he is also an Ohio State fan and his Buckeyes have helped balance out all the losing. Although his sports heart is still with his hometown teams, he just loves living in the Arizona heat. Come summertime he could not be happier than spending the day out by the pool.