Roaring Fork Valley Coordinator

Rick Smith

Rick has spent his career helping nonprofit organizations meet the needs of participants, stakeholders, and clients across this country and internationally. He has led efforts to teach literacy-challenged children to read across the globe, designed university accreditation and teacher certification programs, established trust funds for people facing the emotional and financial destruction of liver transplants, organized financial assistance programs for people wrestling with the significant, and often lonely, challenges of disability, managed venture philanthropy research initiatives and clinical processes resulting in new therapeutic treatments for people with multiple sclerosis, hepatitis A, B, C, cirrhosis, and diabetes, and worked with organizations to identify more adventurous strategic initiatives so they can continue to change the world around them.

Rick is a movement-driven servant leader by nature and excited to join the team here at A Little Help.  In addition, Rick is aware and sensitive of issues surrounding the challenges and opportunities of aging having taken a several years of work to be the primary caregiver for his father with vascular dementia.

Rick is a new resident of the Roaring Fork Valley having relocated there so that his mother can be close to her sister. That said, he has been a visitor to the area for the past 20 years and grew up in the southern Rockies with a fly rod in his hand!