Rick is an employee of Dupont Circle Travel agency and one of the best at sales.
In October 1987, Philip gives the staff of the agency a pep talk, lauding the personal touches Rick uses in his pitches to clients. ("Dead Hand") With the agency failing, Philip gives the staff another sales pep talk, pointing out strategies that Rick used in recent sales. ("Urban Transport Planning")
He participates in the weekly country line dancing nights Philip organized for his employees and is an accomplished line dancer. ("Dead Hand") ("Mr. and Mrs. Teacup") When Philip lets, Stavos, Lacey and Steve go in November 1987, Rick survives the cuts. ("Rififi")