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 is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts.
Dick spent four years as a Naval Officer on a destroyer and was their Anti-Submarine Officer and Navigator. He spent 20 years working in the defense industry and over 20 years with an 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.