Rickborn is a structural engineer and owner of Rickborn & Associates, LLC located in Mount Pleasant, SC. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University in 1991 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural engineering from Clemson University in 1992.
He was appointed by Gov. Haley to the SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors in 2012 and serves until 2016.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 5 states. He has also received structural engineering certification from the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB).
Rickborn has been actively engaged in the practice of engineering for the past twenty-one years with sixteen of those years as a Professional Engineer in responsible charge of numerous types of projects including residential, commercial, and industrial and bridge projects.
As an active and founding member of the Structural Engineers Association of South Carolina, Rickborn has held numerous positions within the organization.
Rickborn has been an exam development volunteer since 2002 with the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) for the former Structural I Exam and the current 16-hour Structural Engineering Exam. He is currently Chairman of the Multiple Choice Modules of the Vertical and Lateral Components for the 16-hour Structural Engineering Exam.
He has been actively involved in community affairs as a former Board Member and Treasurer of the Charleston County Clemson Club and the former Vice-President of the East Cooper Branch of Lutheran Brotherhood. Rickborn received the Young Alumnus of Merit Award from the Clemson University Alumni Association.