In September 2003, I had a severe lawn mower accident that resulted in the partial amputation of my left foot. In response, I developed a deep passion to promote yard safety awareness, including the development of various yard safety products and services. For instance, I recognized the need and opportunity to develop yard safety software that both educates and entertains. Since I graduated from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business with concentrations in marketing and entrepreneurship, I contacted several key individuals at Carnegie Mellon in the business, computer science, entertainment technology center, public policy, psychology, and robotics departments about collaborating on the development of edutainment safety software. In response to my idea and efforts, Carnegie Mellon launched a few spin-off safety edutainment software companies. For instance, Etcetera Edutainment was launched without me to develop workplace safety edutainment software. If I did not have a severe lawn mower accident that chopped-off part of my foot as well as my desire and passion to collaborate with Carnegie Mellon, Etcetera Edutainment would not exist. Given the grand resources of Carnegie Mellon, Etcetera Edutainment continues to evolve and flourish. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man was left behind hitting a Dr. Randy Pausch brick wall - still waiting to discover the head fake. Nonetheless, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man strives to develop yard safety edutainment software, etcetera.
In addition, I have been an innovator of various yard safety products and services. I have networked with thousands of contacts ranging from government, corporations, health care, trade associations, insurance companies, media & entertainment companies, colleges and universities, etcetera.
Also, I look forward to making appearances and networking during the G-20 Summit. I strive to win the Nobel Prize for my work to advance yard safety as well as the Pausch Prize for my efforts to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on enhancing safety. Also, I would like to win the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, etcetera. Thank you.
Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
2122 South Hermitage Road
Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148-5954