Rich is President of Ozarka College, a four campus, two year technical college in the beautiful Ozarks of northern Arkansas. He is a retired Navy captain and flew the T28, T2, TA4J and EA6B prowler while on active duty. He regularly flies the DH115, L29, CJ2, and various other aircraft.
Rich is married to Chris Dawe, a multi-engine and tail wheel rated pilot. They make their home in Melbourne Arkansas and have two grown children and three grandchildren. Rich is a member of the World Heritage Air Museum in Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan. He is a commercial pilot and a CFI, MEI and CFII.