About Rick Becker:

Biographical Information

 Recent Activities in our Community

Representing Mineral Springs in the Literacy Council of Union County's Annual Spelling Bee on April 25, 2013.

Parkwood High School English Teacher Julie Johnson participated and brought members of her senior 

honors English class and Girls' Varsity soccer team to cheer on "The Mineral Stings" and win the 2013 

"Spirit Stick" award for the town.


Rick Becker competed with The Mineral Stings in 2014 and 2015, but in 2016 The Mineral Stings

went on hiatus due to a conflict with the the November town council meeting, and your town council

instead sponsored a Parkwood High School faculty team.


BUT THE MINERAL STINGS ARE BACK FOR 2017, and will compete in the spelling bee

at Siler Presbyterian Church in Wesley Chapel on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Parkwood faculty team

is returning and has declared us "the enemy" for this competition, so it may get ugly! Please attend this great event:

hopefully there will be at least a dozen teams, and the $10 admission for spectators (which is really a donation

to the Literacy Council) buys you a light meal, drink, and dessert.

Working with fellow members of the Waxhaw-Mineral Springs Optimist Club during one of the club's Highway 75 cleanup days on April 14, 2012.
Visiting second grade classes at Western Union Elementary School on September 13, 2013. Click here to view the story on the WUES website.

Recent Work Highlight:

34-stop, three manual pipe organ installed in Yardley, Pennsylvania, begun in August 2006 and finally completed (three years late!) in 2012

Previous project:

Woodwork, structure, and four manual console for a 76-stop pipe organ installed in Plainfield, New Jersey, begun in July 2002 and completed in June 2005


"If you ride a motorcycle, wear full gear...all the time...on every ride: gloves, armored jacket, armored pants, boots, and a full-face helmet.

Your loved ones will thank you."