Rick graduated from Utica College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He began his career with the New York State Tax Department as a Field Auditor and was promoted to Senior Accountant at the New York State Department of Labor. With this experience and graduate studies under his belt, he left employment with the state to pursue the goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He moved to the Glens Falls area where he was employed at a regional accounting firm. After obtaining the necessary public accounting experience, he passed the CPA exam. Rick was a partner at Delong and Fuller CPA’s PC and Fuller and LaFiura, CPA’s PC before returning to his practice as a sole practitioner.