Koby Rickertsen, Gothenburg
|Koby & Carrie Rickertsen
320 W 31st Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Koby was born and raised in Nebraska graduating from Gothenburg High School in 1992. Following high school and a semester at McCook Community College Koby enlisted in the United States Navy and spent twelve years in the Submarine Force. During his time with the Navy, Koby attended Southern Illinois University majoring in Psychology and Work Force Education and Development. He was selected to participate in the Dawson County Area Development Leadership course in 2009-2010.
In 2004, Koby left the Navy to pursue a career in his family business SKYVIEW Farms, Inc., a trucking company that transports refrigerated and dry bulk products throughout 49 of the 50 States and all of Canada. In 2009, he and his brother, along with their wives, purchased the business from their retiring parents. The four also started a computer sales and service business (RT!) in 2010.
Koby became a member of the Gothenburg Rotary Club in 2008 and was quick to take on leadership in the club taking over as club president for the 2009-2010 Rotary year. He has also s served as chairperson of several committees and is currently an assistant district governor, club treasurer and Baseball Tournament Committee Chairperson. He has also been active in assisting with the charter of two new clubs in the district, the Gothenburg After Dark Club and the Broken Bow Rotary Club. Along with Rotary, Koby is a five-year member of the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department and a trustee and sponsorship chairperson with the Gothenburg Roping Club, which holds an annual Fourth of July Rodeo.
Koby married Carrie Ann Pheilshifter, originally from Rochester, NY, in 2001 and they have two children Bailey Lynn and Ryan Joseph, both attend Gothenburg High School. Carrie is Koby’s equal partner in the family businesses and is a charter member of the Gothenburg After Dark Club, serving as their treasurer.
Koby loves to spend time with his family, riding horses, golfing, camping and traveling. They attend Victory Assembly of God Church in Gothenburg.