Rives Morris was born and raised in Lake Forest and attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado. During high school and college he worked in Lake Forest’s City Public Works Department. After graduating from Regis, he moved to Chicago to start his career at CDW, which has continued in sales and marketing for Business Intelligence software companies. This has expanded to include Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytic software. Rives’ wife is a teacher in the Lake Bluff school system and they have two children, one attends Everett Elementary School, and the other is in the Pre-Kindergarten program at The Winter Club.