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About Rick Hammond

Guitar1962 -
Designed and constructed custom electric guitars under the guidance of Semie Mosley founder of the Mosrite Guitar Company. One of his flamed guitars was purchased by surf legend Dave Meyers of the Surftones.


1964
– Enlisted in the Air Force.  Developed and produced flow charts for Management Analysis at Langley AFB.

1968
– Art director at KBAK-TV29, Bakersfield CA.

1969
– Art director and photographer at KJTV Channel 17, Bakersfield CA.

1974 – Producer/director at KMPH Channel 26, Fresno, CA.

1978 -
Lead photographer for television Emmy award winning documentary, The Spirit of Allensworth produced for the California States Parks System.

1979
- Author of The San Joaquin Valley  featured in the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

1986
- Founder of Fresno Friends, a singles club monthly entertainment magazine.

1987
- Sponsored and developed Singles Adventure Night at Chaffee Zoo.

1996
- Owner and developer of NapaLinks.com an Internet portal to Napa Valley.

1997
- Won several contracts for designing and constructing Napa Valley websites including chamber websites for the City of Calistoga and City of St. Helena.

2004
- Moved business to Shelton WA.

2018 - Retired in Clovis California.