Rick was fascinated with computers and technology at a young age. He started with the first generations of PCs and MSDOS in the early 1980s. After honorably serving as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, he ran a four node Wildcat! BBS under MSDOS 6.22 while pursuing his AS in Mathematics.
He continued his education at Campbell University and earned a dual major in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. While finishing up his degree he helped start a dial-up ISP in rural North Carolina.
Currently he is employed as a Senior Support Lead with OrcsWeb, a Windows hosted server company, where he has been working since early 2004. He likes to share his knowledge of IIS and ASP.Net through his work blog (http://www.orcsweb.com/rick/) and personal blog (http://rick.barberfamilyonline.com).
When he is not working he serves as a youth counselor and bus driver for his church. Additionally he develops ASP.Net sites as a hobby and administers a couple of ASP.Net websites for two local organization. He loves to travel with his family and share their experiences through a travel blog (http://www.tarheelcamper.com).