Rick, a licensed Realtor, is currently the co-owner of Real Estate in Nevada and serves as the business manager. Rick focuses on Administration & marketing of the business.
Rick’s federal career history includes over 30 years’ experience as an Executive & managerial law enforcement positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and formerly the U.S. Justice Department. Rick started his law enforcement career in Hawaii as a Correctional officer and then State Harbor Police.
Rick has an extensive background in federal law enforcement, security, emergency management and Homeland Security endeavors. Rick was appointed in August 2007, as the Homeland Security Advisor, cabinet member, and Director of Nevada Homeland Security to Nevada’s Governor Gibbons as Nevada’s Director of Homeland Security. Rick then returned to federal service on contract as the DHS’s advocate & representative for an Intelligence sharing program (HSIN) in six western states.
Rick’s military service includes the Marines at age 17 and boot camp at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune and Okinawa, served in Viet Nam as a force recon trained S-2 Scout. . Rick also spent 10 years in the Coast Guard Reserves, Investigator/Special Agent.
Rick Eaton has a long-standing record of community service, particularly in his volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America. In Reno in 1994, he established the first Boy Scout troop ever chartered to the INS. Rick became the first Nevadan to win the Spirit of Scouting Award, and was later named one of the 55 Outstanding Scoutmasters in the United States. Rick previously served on Northern Nevada, and Bay Area Council Executive Boards
Rick received his bachelors from Chaminade University of Honolulu, with a major in Psychology, minors in both Business and Criminal Justice. Rick is also a Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Boston.
Rick is married to Nanette Fink Eaton a native Nevadan & Broker of Real Estate In Nevada. Rick & Nanette have one son Marshall, age 15 who is an avid golfer and an Eagle Scout. Rick also has an adult son, Gerald who along with his son Calvin resides in Reno. Rick is a pilot and enjoys general aviation flying.