Dick was born in Boston and grew up in Connecticut. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and MBA in Management, and a MS in Taxation from Bryant College. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Certificate in Digital Photography. He was a licensed CPA for 29 years.
Dick spent four years as a Naval Officer on a destroyer and was their Anti-Submarine Officer and Navigator. He spent over 25 years working in the defense industry for both the government and private industry as an engineer and as an engineering Program Manager. Dick also worked 22 years as an audit manager for a regional accounting firm. Dick and his wife owned and operated a specialty toy store for 23 years.
Dick was a member of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth for 27 years and recently volunteered as the treasurer for BoRIA.