Rich Minogue has been living in Southern Vermont since 2002 and prior to that, he and his family lived in the Adirondack Region of New York. His outdoor interests include kayaking, downhill skiing, hiking, and camping with his travel trailer. Rich and his wife, Berta, have traveled to or through 29 different states in the past two years.
Having attended college in Louisiana and in New York, he graduated with a Bachelors in Education and later received a Masters in Special Education. Over a 33-year career, Rich worked with people with disabilities as a teacher, administrator, and Executive Director of a multi-service human service agency in Clinton County, New York. A great source of professional pride was facilitating the removal of people from institutions and returning them to community-based homes where a high quality of life was provided.
His greatest personal accomplishment was raising five children who have all become independent adults with great careers and a strong commitment to family values and a love for the outdoors. Rich and Berta have thirteen grandchildren who live in Texas, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, and Oregon.