Rik is a mixed animal veterinarian originally from Laurel, Nebraska. He went to undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from vet school at Iowa Sate in 2009. Rik joined Anamosa Veterinary Clinic in June 2012. He lives in Mt. Vernon with his wife Jamie, a daughter, Eleanor, and their two dogs, Millie and Maisie. In his free time, Rik enjoys reading, sports, and outdoor activities like hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.