Mr. Rice was raised on a cattle ranch in Sumter County, Florida, where he developed a strong work ethic and a passion for agriculture. Mr. Rice has served on the board, and as an officer, for a number of not-for-profit organizations in Sumter, Lake, and Polk Counties, evidencing his continued commitment to improving the lives of those around him. As a board member, and current Treasurer, of KidsPACK, Mr. Rice is an integral part of an organization that provides meals to homeless children in Polk, Hillsborough, and Hardee Counties. Mr. Rice resides in Lakeland with his wife, Kaitlyn, and his son, Everett. When not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and University of Florida sports. Go Gators!
Mr. Rice received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida Warrington College Of Business where he was selected by his professors for the International Council of Shopping Center Foundation Real Estate Award. He concurrently pursued and received a Master of Science in Real Estate, graduating from both programs with honors. Upon acceptance into the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Rice remained in Gainesville to further his academics. While in law school, he jointly pursued a Master of Agribusiness degree with a concentration in beef cattle operations. Mr. Rice graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Agribusiness program in May of 2017.
Mr. Rice is a member of the Florida Bar.