A little about me.
Hi friend, I'm Ricky. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my small part of the digital universe. As you navigate through these virtual pages, you'll find a multi-passionate individual who has a wide range of experiences and skills. Who, hopefully, has some things to share with the rest of the world.
For the past 3 years, I've been wearing multiple hats as the Director of Technology and Operations at The Migus Group. Working at a small startup affords me the opportunity to use my varied life experiences and skills to have a valuable impact on the company and the customers we serve.
The Written Word: From Healthcare to Gritty Adventures
My journey as a writer has been a voyage of discovery. Starting with my first personal blog in 2010, to write and publish multiple books.
In 2017, I wrote a book called "Taking Charge: Making Your Healthcare Appointments Work for You", that gives practical advice on how to navigate the healthcare system and healthcare appointments.
And in 2018, I started my fiction journey under the pen name Rick Pine and wrote action-adventure stories like "Fighting to Survive" and "Survivor".
I have also written countless articles on various topics online, including healthcare, patient advocacy, interviews, and coding tutorials, which can be found across the web.
Technology: Cybersecurity and Open Source
By day, I embrace the realm of cybersecurity with a specialization in Identity and Access Management. Beyond the corporate walls, I'm an advocate of open-source collaboration, and author and maintain projects like pyanchor, pgn-to-sqlite, and Python Template Snippets (a VS Code Extension).
A Health Odyssey: Healing, Martial Arts, and Resilience
Having spent nearly a decade as a Registered Nurse, the world of health and healing is etched into my being. In 2010, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic condition that has only fueled my determination. Through the discipline of martial arts, I've found not only physical strength but an inner resilience that I call upon daily to help me manage AS and life's challenges.
A Global Journey
My life journey isn't bound by borders; it's defined by exploration. I embarked on a life-changing event when I moved from the United Kingdom to the United States in 2014. And in 2022 I became a citizen of my newly adopted country.
Bonsai and Beyond
Beyond the realms of technology, literature, and martial arts, I find serenity in collecting and cultivating Bonsai trees. These living works of art mirror life's essence, embodying the beauty of growth and the art of patience.
Join me as I continue to evolve, learn, and explore a multi-passionate existence. Through the combination of technology, storytelling, and personal insights, I hope my writing and projects spark inspiration and shared moments of discovery.