You might find Dick Caster researching and writing for the Federal Way Historical Society, taking a trip to Ocean Shores, or learning the latest line dance. At 78, Dick likes to keep active and living at Village Green fills the bill perfectly. “I really enjoy keeping fit so the yoga, exercise classes, and walking with my Miniature Schnauzer, Katie, on these beautiful grounds is wonderful for me,” said Dick.
Growing up in Seattle, Dick earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Seattle University and went on to get his Master's in the same field at the University of Washington. Another Master's in Biblical Studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma rounded out his education. After two years in the Army, Dick was at Weyerhaueser for 35 years where he worked with structural gluing of wood products.
As Treasurer of the Village Green Resident Council, Dick contributes to the “voice” of the residents and, together, the group decides on projects to support. Dick's other interests include archaeology, history, and traveling. He's visited 22 countries and counts Israel and Egypt as two of his top destinations. An avid historian, Dick co-authored a book on Federal Way's history called “Federal Way Area.”
The 20-acres of Federal Way Dick calls home at Village Green is especially meaningful to him. “Village Green meets my needs socially, I feel secure here, and I can volunteer as much as I like,” said Dick. “I'm very happy here.”