Rico received his Bachelors of Arts in Radio Broadcasting from Columbia College in Chicago. After working in Radio, Rico shifted his focus to work with youth and decided to get his Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago in 2011. Before joining Y.O.U., Rico spent six years working with the Youth Guidance Becoming a Man (BAM) Program in Chicago, IL. Rico has a passion for working with youth. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, watching his favorite tv shows and following his favorite sports teams. He is close with his family and spoils his nephews and niece when he gets the chance.