Rick is a lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania, and currently is living with his wife Mary Pat (aka Mamasalami) in Newville. He grew up listening to bands like Genesis, Yes, Rush, and Kansas. Always a fan of Epic Progressive music, he like many fans thought the music vanished during the 80s and 90s. That was until he heard bands like The Flower Kings, Porcupine Tree, and Dream Theater playing on a small internet radio station in 2005. Since that day of re-discovery, progressive music has become one his passions in life. Rick is not one to classify music in to categories, and is open to both the classic Prog and also to the various newer sounds rising up from the progressive community.

House of Prog is a labor of love, and born out of a desire to be a voice for so many artists that should be heard.