Rick Smith

Board Member (Term Expires 2025) • McClure Cave Preserve Manager

Rick Smith has always had a fascination with the underground since the age of 8 when he entered his first cave, McClure Cave. It was not until many years later he found the caving community and since then has visited caves throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Rick has held positions in both the Nittany Grotto and Bald Eagle Grotto while serving as Vice-Chair for the Mid-Appalachian Region (MAR). Joining the MAKC in 2019, Rick was elected to the board in the Fall of 2022. He is looking forward to helping the MAKC continue their mission of preserving, conserving and helping to educate others about the importance of caves and karst.