Rich Ward is a Colorado Springs native. He went to Mitchell HS and Western State College in Gunnison where he played football and wrestling. He is also a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He also worked as a DJ on local stations KKMG 98.9, KVUU 99.9 and KKFM 98.1 for several years. He currently works in sales for Infor Global Solutions. He joined OSIA with his mother Geri Ward in 2012. He is married to Erika and has a daughter Reese who loves to play Bunco with the lodge members.