For all intents and purposes, Rich is the main man of Filter. After Brian Liesegang's departure, Rich took total control of the band. He sings main vocals, plays the guitar and bass, and writes, produces & programs the majority of Filter's music.
Rich owns two Abyssinian cats named Soda Pop and Pony Boy. Filter's Chicago studio is named Abyssinian Sons.
Rich is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and created his first recorded music on an 8-track in his mother's basement.