Rick Baty grew up in Houston, Texas, on both sides of the tracks. He lived in the Memorial area until high school, and then moved to Dickinson. The enthusiasm he developed there for sports and the great outdoors gave him an appreciation of hard work and simple pleasures. A graduate of Dickinson High, where he excelled at baseball and golf, he considers his father and grandfather his most influential coaches. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a business degree in finance and marketing, he borrowed the down-payment to begin his own insurance firm. His firm, Baty and Associates, LLC, has since become one of the fastest growing agencies in Texas. He has served on many boards and in many advisory roles and has the proven ability to understand the variety of ideas people and companies have and leverage them for the greatest good of all concerned.
Rick considers learning how to overcome defeat to be one of his greatest accomplishments. He currently lives in Houston with his wife Kathy, and their two children, Madison and Abigayle. Together, says Rick, they’ve made it over more big waves than most championship surfers.