Richard Warnick was born in New York and moved to Utah in 1981 after serving in the U.S. Army. He earned a degree in History from Georgetown University and a B.S. and M.S. in Geography from the University of Utah. A former seasonal park ranger for both the BLM and the National Park Service, he now works for the U.S. Forest Service as a resource information specialist. He lives in Draper, Utah.