Rich Crandell joined the Arlington Family Care Team in 2016. A Cincinnati native, he served for two years in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Early in his professional career Rich was an account manager for material handling equipment in the industrial and construction markets. However, the 21st century and parenting came knocking.
For the past twelve years he has had, as he frames it, “the deep privilege of being a full-time, stay-at home-dad.” The role reversal of serving as the primary care giver for his two children has given him first-hand insights and a deep appreciation of the tremendous responsibility of raising children.
At age 40, Rich contracted bacterial meningitis and was in a coma for five days. That literal, near death experience provoked an enormous awareness of life’s vulnerabilities, the fact that it can be snuffed out at any moment, and the importance for families, even young families like his at the time, to plan for the unexpected.
Supportive and emphatic, Rich gains great satisfaction from helping others. He believes that “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” Having worked as a chef during his college days, Rich still enjoys cooking. He volunteers at his Parish working with athletics and by running the food booth during the annual festival. He can be contacted directly at email@example.com