Above, Ricky Khamis a Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, shown here in Death Valley California desert training. Ricky Khamis has devoted his life to helping others, especially active and former military. Following his accomplished career as an Infantry Soldier 249 S.A.W Gunner in the military, he was tapped to manage Bally Total Fitness in Mesa Arizona where he was the top General Manager out of 330 clubs. While business management proved successful for him, Ricky still yearned for a career that would allow him to give back to his community while setting aside time for his family. At the recommendation of a close friend, he decided to explore the mortgage industry in November 1999.