Rick Grether brings knowledge and experience to his position of Operations Manager for Shower the People. He was instrumental in the spec and design of the Mobile Shower Unit.
Having worked as a driver for Shower of Hope, SLO, and studying the trailer design for Showers of Blessing, Santa Barbara, Rick said he had a pretty good idea of what was needed for our Shower the People mobile unit. He said, “It is huge that we have the three showers with working
toilets and sinks.” Rick spends his time managing, doing servicing and maintenance and training others in the use of the shower unit.
Rick was born in Stockton, CA. He began a lifelong career in flying at Stockton Airport where he got his private pilot’s licence, taught flying and worked for United Airlines. He went to college at San Diego State and got his degree in marketing. He moved to the Bay Area and started a flight
instruction school and an air charter services business before flying for both Hewlett Packard and United Airlines.
Rick has been married to Claire since 1976 and has four children and three grandchildren. The family lived in Half Moon Bay and SLO, after leaving the Bay Area. They moved to Shell Beach in 2006 when Rick retired from United Airlines.
Rick is very positive about his volunteer work for Shower the People, He said, “I see expansion in the future which may eventually mean the need for another trailer.”