Stick Rice is a member of the USBGF Board of Governors, and co-chair of the Joint Membership and Marketing Committee. He is one of the newer additions to the American Backgammon scene starting in 2006. Swiftly moving up the chain of backgammon players, he was voted #7 on the 2009 Giants list. He has since launched what has become the most popular online backgammon forum, Bgonline.org/forums, which is frequented by many world class players and Giants. The site itself is mainly devoted to opening game study and rollouts. He is also one of the teaching professionals at the Backgammon Learning Center which aims to promote the game by giving reasonably priced lessons to anyone interested. He finished second in the 2010 Chicago Open and 2010 Nevada State Championship.