Rick Karp was born and raised in Ottawa, and went to Carleton University for his undergraduate work before moving to Kingston Ontario to go to Queen’s University for a Degree in Education. After graduating Rick taught High School in Picton Ontario for close to fourteen years. During his teaching career he returned to Queen’s to continue his studies in Education.
Rick loved his teaching, but starting in1974, until she passed away in September 2017, Rick’s wife, Joy, his high school sweetheart, suffered from life threatening issues every decade of her life. Being a caregiver for Joy influenced Rick’s career choices and caused him to leave teaching.
Rick and Joy came to Whitehorse in 1985 to open the first McDonald’s Restaurant in the north of Canada. At that time, it was the most remote McDonald’s in the Country. They owned and operated the franchise, winning all sorts of awards from McDonald’s, and the community; but due to Joy’s ongoing issues, such as being kidnapped and buried alive for over 17 hours, they had to sell the restaurant back to the company in 2000. In 2002, Rick designed and built a hair salon and retail shop in Whitehorse, which he and Joy operated, until Joy’s second bout with cancer in 2016.
Rick became the President of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and remained in that position until July 2018, when he retired. During his stay at the Chamber Rick created many programs to support businesses, and worked closely with several Yukon Government departments. Rick is the President of the Jewish Cultural Society of Yukon and he continues to be an active volunteer in the community. In 2017 Rick helped to create the Yukon Science & Technology Advisory Society. He is currently the President of YSTAS; as well as the Jewish Cultural Society of Yukon.
Rick has written four books, one which he sold the movie rights to and it was made into a movie by CBS TV. Since the passing of his wife, he is now determined to publish the books and continue writing. Because of his background, what he has witnessed during his careers, and the current state of affairs in the world, Rick is fully convinced that it is time for change, and that is what Green’s Discovery, and Green’s Discovery 2, Creating a Fair & Just Society are all about.
Rick has two grown children, and two grandchildren, who live in Vancouver B.C.
Alien contact, Alien Intervention - the aliens work with Green to fight criminality and organize a new world order by remodelling political, economic, and social paradigms to prepare our world to interact with other civilizations in the universe.