Rick is married to Fran White Kalk.  They have two sons, David and Phillip.  David is married to Heather Bruce Kalk and they have a wonderful daughter, Audrey.  David is a Technology Coach in Spartanburg District Five Schools of Spartanburg County in Duncan, South Carolina.  Phillip is a sous chef at An Asian Cusines, in Cary North Carolina.

Rick is a retired educator from Spartanburg District Five Schools of Spartanburg County.  During his 34-year career he taught Technology Education at D. R. Hill Middle School and James F. Byrnes High School.  He spent 11 years as the district’s Director of Career Education, Business Partnership and Assessment.

Rick and Fran are avid travelers and scuba divers.  Rick has a passion for photography and enjoys both travel and underwater photography.