Rich is from White Plains, New York. He originally joined the Special Olympics team 30 years ago when his son, Jonathan, became an athlete. Since joining, Rich has worked as an assistant coach for swimming and golf, he has volunteered at events, and was honored to be a Unified Partner at the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando. Beforehand Rich had been a journalist for over 45 years. As a retired journalist, Rich is more than happy to help with writing articles for SOVA’s various publications, and working with the fitness reporters and writers on the team.