Ricky was born and raised in Texas and learned about storage hunting when he was 12 years old from his parents auction house. He has been making bids since he was 14 and has made a living off it ever since. He attends auctions with his nephew Bubba Smith and has a variety of clients who purchase their findings. Ricky is also active in his community in Lampasas, Texas. He has been the local Fire Cheif for the last ten years at the volunteer firefighter department, and frequently gives back to the community from some of his profits.