Rik's daughter, Jennifer, joined her father in the decorative arts profession in 2005. Jennifer has honed her craft through the careful teaching of her father. Rik is very complimentary of his daughter's artistic skills saying, "In many areas such as wall glazing and suede finishes, her skill level is getting better than mine." In addition to her artistic skills, Jennifer's high-energy personality is apparent when she walks into the room. She genuinely cares about the clients and loves seeing them happy with the completed project. In addition to studying with Rik, Jennifer has completed the applicator-training program for the American Clay Plasters. Needless to say, Rik is very proud of the fact that Jennifer has chosen to follow in his footsteps and sees a bright future for her in the decorative arts field.