Rick is a Native New Mexican, born and raised in Taos. Before he joined the Parnall Law Team, he was a Lieutenant with the New Mexico State Police and was the Former Chief of the Taos Police Department. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, class 233.
Rick has taught crash investigations at the State Police Academy for ten years. His passion for teaching crash investigations was because he wanted to ensure officers conducted thorough investigations and assigned the cause of each crash to the responsible party. He was a State Police Crash Reconstruction Team member and worked on significant cases across the state.
When he’s not working, Rick is happiest spending valuable time with his family. He is an avid cyclist, or “psycho cyclist,” as his wife calls him, especially when he returns home scraped up from going downhill too fast or when she has to pick him up because he busted some spokes. Rick also enjoys running up mountains, watching a good movie, reading a good book, and playing guitar. He is always looking for ways to improve himself, his family, and others around him. Rick is writing a book about his eldest son’s struggle to overcome a devastating stroke nine years ago and the miracles witnessed throughout that journey.
Rick has always enjoyed helping people and joined Parnall Law to continue pursuing his passion. He is committed to searching for truth in each case he works.