Name: Richard (Rick) D. Soat
Date and Place of Birth: May 12, 1962, San Antonio, Texas
Family: agree is important. Wife: Ruth, sons: Cason, Darin, Jalen, daughter: Richelle, granddaughter: Addisyn Belle
Education: University of Texas at Austin (BBA)
University of Texas at San Antonio (MBA)
Firm Name: BDO USA, LLP
Member of Collaborative Divorce Texas since: 2009 (as part of CLI-TX)
I started practicing Collaboratively because: The concept makes real sense
What I like best about this job: Helping people navigate a difficult situation
My hobbies are: Sports, exercise, outdoors, music
My last meal would consist of: A good red wine
My favorite restaurant is: Something spontaneous
The most interesting thing I have ever done is: Hold a Tasmanian devil
The two greatest influences of my life have been: Parents and free will
I drive a: 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid electric or 2000 Ford Explorer
I wish I drove a: Zamboni, or the 1979 Dodge Little Red Truck (needs service)
I am currently reading: Several articles with varied topics of interest
Favorite book: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
Favorite song: Fight the Good Fight (Triumph)
Favorite band/musician: Alan Parsons Project
4 Fantasy dinner guests – (living or dead): Jesus, then Socrates, a woman (not of royalty) from ancient Egypt, and someone from the Renaissance Era.
Favorite quote: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
My friends say my greatest asset is: Guess you will need to ask them as I could be mistaken.
The most important advice I could give a teenager is: Don’t take for granted your idle time.