Rick Orebaugh joined the UREC team in 1997 as the Maintenance Manager. His main responsibility is to ensure everything at UREC is functioning and is clean.
Rick was born and raised in an Air Force family and has visited and lived all over the world including New Hampshire, Japan, Kansas, Ohio, Maine, and of course Virginia. He earned his Associates’ Degree at Vocational Technical in Fishersville, Virginia. Before becoming the Maintenance Manager, Rick worked for Facilities Management at JMU. Rick has also won awards in his career including the JMU Student Organization Services Dolley Award in 2005, the Virginia State Employee Suggestion Program, the JMU Innovation Award in 2008, and the 2014 Intellectual Property Disclosure Incentive Award. He is also a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Rick is married to his wife Sue and has two children (Matthew and Emily). He also has two cats (Queenie and Butter) and one dog (Oliver). In his free time, Rick likes to work on and ride his motorcycle, fish, hunt, camp, hike, garden, and act in films. Rick’s favorite activity to do at UREC is to participate in weightlifting and racquetball. His favorite thing about UREC is the team spirit environment working with the staff and the students.