About Ask Santa Rick

This “Santa Rick” began helping out Santa Claus in 2014,
following his retirement from the healthcare field.
During his 30+ years in promotional sales,
marketing and people management,
he routinely developed and designed presentations to
groups of professionals, large and small. 
It is this kind of experience
that allows him to be at ease and engaging with a mix of
children of all ages during the holiday season.
He lives in northern Virginia (Loudoun County) and will travel
to events within the metropolitan DC area (DMV).
Events have included:
  • Personalized visits to friends and family
  • Client-centric photo shoots with small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Home Owner Association neighborhood Holiday parties
  • Breakfast with Santa at numerous neighborhood Chick-Fil-A restaurants, private restaurants, hotel venues (Ritz-Carlton), entertainment venues (Pinstripes), shopping areas (Cascades Overlook, Leesburg Premium Outlets), as well as community events (Sterling Fest, Toys for Tots).
  • Christmas tree lighting events
Santa Rick is a graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School
in Midland, MI
He is also a member in good standing with the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas
in which he carries a personal liability insurance policy.
His interests include: Travel (world-wide), winter sports (playing reindeer games), building yule-log campfires, singing Christmas songs, playing tricks on the elves in the workshop, photography (northern lights).