Rich, aka Pop, is Parker's grandfather, Kim's father. Him and his wife Carol, aka Gram live close by in Beach Haven. They have been such a huge part of Parker's life since the day he was born. They attended every birthday, witnessed every milestone, every concert, awards ceremony, football game, hockey game, lacrosse game, and Pop was even known to show up at a few practices too. They have never been apart from Parker and his happy little life. They spent most summers with him while Payton was at swim team or LIT. He loved being at their house on the bay, looking for sea glass, swimming in the bay, hanging out in the hot tub, tubing or fishing on the Double Play.
Rich brings extensive experience to Parker's Army. Having served on the Executive Board for the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club for over 10 years, most of those years as Treasurer. He is retired from corporate accounting at Merck for over 30 years. His goal is to set up a strong and successful foundation for Parker's legacy to continue to support and give back to such a wonderful community.