Ric Wailes

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Ric Wailes
Ric Wailes


Ric Wailes


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In West Jordan, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Kathe
Occupation Retired Both as a SK1, (E-6) US Navy 1989. and LCSW (Chem addictions DV spec) 2011
Children Shannon (1973), Richard Jr {RJ} (1973), Eric (1975), Katherine {Kitty} (1977), Nicholas {Nic} (1979).
Military Service U.S. Navy  

I joined US Navy June 17, 1968, and after four sea commands and several shore commands with the Naval Reserve, I retired in 1989 with 21 years active service, as Storekeeper First Class (SK1/E-6).
I applied to and was accepted to the University of Utah in August 1991, still not sure what I want to be when I grew up.
I Graduated in 1994 with BS in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Minor in Native American Studies.
I was accepted into the Graduate School of Social Work the same year and received my Master of Social Work in June 1996.
I worked for Professional Services Corp (PSC) in Ogden and Holladay as a Chemical Addictions, Domestic Violence Therapist and First Offender DUI Educational Class instructor.
I ran the PSC program in Holladay and had a private practice with Dr. Wilfred Higashi of the Holladay Family and Child Guidance Clinic, who always introduced me as his "partner". while I had my private practice there. I started out working for the Salt Lake VA hospital as a Dialysis Social Worker while I worked on my LCSW. I held a position with Magellan Behavioral Health, and Aetna Behavioral Health as a Senior Clinical Care-Manager reviewing substance inpatient treatment. As part of my private practice, I obtained certification as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and did DOT evaluations, Primarily for the Union Pacific Railroad.

I married my wife Kathe in August 1998 while on a fishing trip to Missoula MT. We have 5 children and 12 Grandchildren.
I retired the second time in June 2011. Since then Kathe and I have traveled to Scotland, England and Wales twice, done a lot of fishing and riding motorcycles together.
In May of 2019, we will be visiting Melbourne Australia for a few days.

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Received a post from David Haedt suggesting a group ride. gives you an excuse to ride down to the Valley

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Kathe learned to ride a Motorcycle in 2004, well at least a trike. She started with a MotorTrike Honda 750 Key kit and than moved up to a Honda 1800 VTX that was converted by Wild west Trikes . She received 2nd Place in Trikes at a Autorama Harley Davidson show. We are both Lifetime Members of the Salt Lake Motorcycle Club, one of the oldest Motorcycle clubs in the U.S. and the oldest in Utah. It was established as an AMA club in 1942.

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