Sustainable brand strategy for the New Economy.

A bit about Rick

headshotHi.  Thanks for taking a moment to stop by.  Feel free to make yourself at home and peruse the cornucopia of wine, food, branding, startup and tech information.  Here’s what I’m passionate about: Branding, Mobile, Design, User Interface/Experience, Wine+Food Pairings, Finding Balance in all Things, Bacon.


Mentored an at-risk 13-year old named Joey for a full year.

Created the branding for:
Denver Broncos (NFL)
NY Giants (NFL)
University of Oregon (NCAA)
Florida State Seminoles (NCAA)
Portland St. Vikings (NCAA)
Portland Trailblazers (NBA)
Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
The Sports Authority ($3.5B retail chain)
Ouray Sportswear (sporting goods)
iggli, Inc. (web start up)
Jean Lawson & Associates (legal)
NIKE Battlegrounds
LNS Logistics (warehousing)
Bluegrass Classic (Basketball Camp)
SEED (non-profit for artists)
Colorado Creative (wine brokerage)
Culination/Chef Deck (wine & food web site)

Have been skydiving from 10,000 feet

Raised over $10,000 for the MS Society

Designed a shoe for Jason Kidd

Obsessed with finding the perfect wine and food pairing.


My Great-Grandparents changed the spelling of their last name from “Bacchus” to “Bakas” upon arrival to America with the idea they would be Americanizing the spelling.


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