Rick Till received his B.A. in Philosophy from Washington State University and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law. Rick has several years of experience with land management issues, including working as a wilderness ranger in the North Cascades of Washington. Rick worked on the legal staff at Friends of the Columbia Gorge for nearly ten years. Rick recently switched careers and became an ISA Certified Arborist and is working for Honl Tree Care. When not working in trees, Rick enjoys his naturescaped yard, hiking, and wilderness river trips. Rick lives in Southeast Portland with his wife Katie and their cats.
Rick was elected as Director with EMSWCD in 2008, 2012, and again in 2016. He is serving a 4-year term, and his seat is up for election next in November 2020. Rick serves as Board Secretary. He currently serves on the Budget, Land Legacy, Grants, Personnel, and Partners in Conservation (PIC) Grant Review Committees.