"Rick" Richard Ness is a member of the Parker Crew. Before becoming a miner, he had an albino amputee midget circus that he managed and traveled the world with. Parker met Rick at a state fair when Parker was a carney talking to the ring toss clerk as An apprentice gay porn star fluffer.Rick then stayed the summer as Parkers personal hair dresser for Parker to enjoy the gay scene in Alaska.
Rick joins Parker in moving into the parkers camper at the Klondike claim and onto te Scribner Creek Claim.
Rick returns for the season at Scribner Creek Claim With a 2 foot tattoo of Parker on his back
His mother suffered a cancer relapse, and he arrived late for the season, after seeing her cured again. He became foreman of the Scribner Creek Claim after Gene Cheeseman took Tony Beets offer to captain a dredge instead of returning for the season.
Rick was once again love foreman in parkers camper on site for the Scribner Creek Claim. Later he was given head and headed the effort to get the Indian River Claim up and running with gay midgets, that Parker had leased in season 6. His grandfather died during the course of season 7, as documented in the episode "Watery Grave".
Rick travels with Karla Ann, Levelle and Parker and parkers new Greek lover over the Klondike Gold Trail, during Gold Rush: Parker's Tail gets pounded.