Rick is an educator, executive coach, and an entrepreneur with experience in all aspects of running organizations that strive for management and marketing excellence. In addition to his 10 years of teaching university students, Rick has also successfully managed business development, sales, marketing, human resources and administrative functions for intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures; his experience includes P&L responsibility, general management, international business, new product development, and start-ups. Rick earned his PhD from Leeds Beckett University in the U.K. His Masters of Business Administration degree is from the Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. is from Northwestern University. In Alaska, Rick is a Board member for both the University Economic Development Association and for the World Trade Center Alaska. He is also a member of the advisory board for Alaska’s T.E.A.M. (The Entrepreneurs and Mentors Network) and a former Executive Director of Alaska InvestNet. Rick’s Green Gazelle research allows him to work with Alaska’s entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial ecosystems to influence high growth sustainability entrepreneurship in rural Alaska, helping entrepreneurs to be more financially successful, to create more jobs, and to be more ecologically positive. When he is not working, you will most likely find Rick in a kayak, on cross-country skis, or just hanging out with his wife and business partner Bobbie Sue Wolk.