360 Mount Oak Ave. NE

St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Ph: 727-459-5992 Fax: 727-527-8287

E-Mail: rickkrhodes@gmail.com

Web Site: www.rickrhodes.com

BACKGROUND: Accomplished sailor, researcher, author & program presenter. Research reports, US International Trade Commission; US Peace Corps/Ecuador; Coast Guard Captain’s license; in-depth geographic/historic perspective; extensive travel in North, Central & South America; Instructor: Army Engineer School & Annapolis Sailing School; Presenter: Boat Shows, schools, libraries, elder groups.

SPECIALTIES: History, outdoor, geography, boating, travel, Latin America, regional and human interest, guidebooks, business, ecology, maritime.

PRESENTATIONS: Educational Programs: “Gen. Ulysses S. Grant,” “The Trail of Tears,” “The Underground Railroad,” “Florida’s Big Bend Gulf Coast,” “The Ohio River, “The Potomac River.” Books: Nine Regional Boating Guidebooks with photos: Potomac River, Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Ohio River, The Illinois River, Honduras.

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: St. Pete Toastmasters Club (past president), St. Pete YMCA, Holy Family Parish “Helping Haiti” Committee.