Ricky was born and raised in South Florida. He began playing the saxophone at the age of twelve. He later learned the clarinet and flute. This enabled him to perform as a reed player in a variety of professional ensembles and productions. In high school, he played in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and traveled to China to study at a music conservatory. He went on to major in Music Business at Loyola University New Orleans. There, his passion for music marketing and business development began.
While completing his undergraduate studies, Ricky interned for an independent music supervision company in Los Angeles, California. He acted as Music Assistant and Coordinator on a variety of projects (including numerous Tyler Perry films and smaller independent dance films/documentaries). Ricky was also Warner Music Group’s College Marketing Representative for the New Orleans market. He promoted WMG artists to the college demographic. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2017. Ricky then moved to New York City to pursue his career in the music industry.