Of Heart and Soul, Pro-Pic was born to help a lifelong friend continue playing the guitar.
Rick used his ingenuity to develop a guitar pick that his friend wouldn't drop after he lost some of his manual dexterity. Rick soon realized the pick was beneficial to him also, giving him superior control opposed to other picks. It caught a lot of attention, overwhelming him with requests from musicians. It became Pro-Pic “the Pro’s Pick”, and it was clear from the feedback that this pick was going to help a lot of people.
The excitement was stopped quickly when Rick was diagnosed with terminal cancer. (The family losing their Mom to cancer in 2006.) Never wavering from his desire to help people with Pro-Pic, he agreed to focus on his health with his sister, Michelle, focusing on Pro-Pic.
In the months to come, the number of Pro-Pic's social media followers had risen to the thousands with every pick still being handcrafted. While searching for a manufacturer, support from musicians for Rick's health & Pro-Pic continued to grow. A fan of Willie Nelson, Rick received a call from Willie during his battle with cancer lifting his spirit & the spirit of his loved ones.
Rick's love for the guitar began at age 8 and never ended. For Rick, the success of Pro-Pic meant adding value to guitarists lives and their music and he knew there's really no way to put a value on the therapeutic feeling that music gives back. Pro-Pic's benefits are shared by all levels of guitarists.
Thank you for being part of the Pro-Pic family, your support means so much to us.