Meet Rick Garcia
Meet Rick Garcia
Rick Garcia had led a life devoted to family and community. Rick is a native Texan and a Richmond resident. His service began at a very early age. Rick began serving his community and his church in elementary school where he attended Nazareth Academy in Victoria, Texas. He continued serving by volunteering as a youth minister throughout high school and in college and has volunteered as a mentor to FBISD students.
Rick’s goals early in life drove him to be a teacher. He has a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in political science from Steven F. Austin State University. Both he and his wife graduated in May of 1998 when they immediately moved to Fort Bend and began working as teachers for Fort Bend ISD. His first job out of college was as a 7th grade Texas history teacher and his wife taught 6th grade ELA at Garcia Middle School.
He and his family in the Fieldstone community where he serves as HOA President as well as on the MUD board. He and his wife, Paulina, have two boys who both attend FBISD schools. His wife of 24 years is a 6th grade ELA teacher at Bowie Middle School. As a family, they attend The Bridge Fellowship Church at the Regal Campus in Richmond.
Professionally, Rick is an IT Project Manager and Team Lead where he oversees SharePoint and Office 365 related projects. He also operates an event planning company as well where he hosts and plans events for HOA’s and small to medium sized events and conferences, such as Microsoft 365 Friday Houston.
His community involvement started almost as soon as he moved to Fort Bend. Upon graduating from college, he ran and organized (and still involved) a local Microsoft Office 365 community user group, www.hou365.org, for over a decade. This group has helped to provide free training and networking opportunities to IT professionals across the Houston Area. Rick is also one of the chief organizers for HOU365’s annual Houston area IT conference, Microsoft 365 Friday, formally known as SharePoint Saturday.
Rick has spoken for free at various SharePoint Saturday and Microsoft 365 Friday events around the world as well at Microsoft Ignite and the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. He been committed to helping others achieve success through community engagement and free training initiatives
Past and Present Involvement includes:
- 2019 FBISD Board Leadership Academy Graduate
- Chairman of the FBISD School Boundary Oversight Committee
- Current FBISD DPAC Committee Member
- President of the Fieldstone Community Homeowner’s Association
- District Director for Fort Bend MUD #165
- Oakland PTO volunteer & former PTO vice president
- Oakland PTO Dad’s Club
- Oakland CBLT Committee Member
- Chairman of Board for HOU365 User Group
- Chief Organizer for Microsoft 365 Friday Houston
- FBISD Mentor