Rick Scalf is a native of Columbus, Indiana and studied Political Science at the University of Evansville. Rick brings a lifetime of experience in the political, non-profit and government sectors, having literally taken his first steps in the campaign headquarters of Magistrate John Brown in Nashville, TN, where his father worked for the consulting firm Cumberland Campaigns.
After leaving college, Rick served as the Assistant Director of Eastside Community Center, a non-profit organization in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana, which focused on personal asset development and financial literacy. He left that role in 2007 to join then Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
Rick served in multiple roles during the primary election of 2008, including the social media team in Obama for America's national headquarters in Chicago. There he worked on developing the Grassroots Fundraising Committee, a groundbreaking project aimed at using online tools to empower local supporters to raise small donations that would power the campaign. He left Chicago to serve as a field organizer in his home state of Indiana, whose close race helped seal the Democratic nomination for Obama.
During the general election of 2008, Rick returned to Indiana to serve as State New Media Director, helping to achieve the first general election victory by a Democratic Presidential candidate in the state since 1964.
Following the election of 2008, Rick went to work for U.S. Congressman Baron P. Hill. Rick assisted the Congressman in helping local constituents address issues with federal agencies and achieve the best possible outcomes. Rick specialized in issues dealing with the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, United State Postal Service, and Medicare, as well as housing and insurance issues. In addition, Rick represented the Congressman at events and briefings throughout the district.
Rick has consulted in various capacities on campaigns ranging from federal and statewide office seekers to local city council races and ballot initiatives. He enjoys developing innovative solutions to advance his clients' causes and achieve success.