My Meridian: I was the youngest of three boys, and grew up in a tight knit family in West Knoxville. I was born into a family of fisherman, which sometimes made me feel like I didn’t fit in with the rest of the family. I found my pleasure in technology; whether it was mechanical, electrical, or electronics. I always just seemed to “get it” when it came to figuring out how things worked and how to fix broken things. I’ve always been the person others came to when they needed a helping hand in figuring something out, or fixing something. I enjoy helping people.
Ric is the Manager of Information Systems/Network Administrator for Meridian. He has many years of experience in the information technology field and is responsible for the operation and upkeep of Meridian’s network infrastructure, consisting of several servers and desktop PCs, as well as various proprietary software packages. Ric graduated with highest honors in information technology from Fountainhead College of Technology. He holds Microsoft and multiple CompTIA industry certifications.
Ric was in the US Navy, where he was in an advanced electronics field for almost 10 years, primarily working on weapon systems radars, fire control computers, & other associated equipment. Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy, he moved back home to East Tennessee. Ric worked as a Systems Engineer for BellSouth and Arch Wireless. Ric has worked for Meridian over 12 years.