Ricky was born and raised in Humboldt Park and grew up attending the ICI programs in his neighborhood. When he reached the age of 16, he transitioned from attendee to an employee of the organization. Following high school, Ricky attended Moody Bible Institute where he studied Urban Ministry. Today he works as the Cicero Jr High Coordinator, and is married to Tiffany who he met while she was already working for ICI. Ricky and Tiffany hope to someday travel outside of the country, but for right now are very happy serving God right where they are.