Bo & James,
You might want to consider installing TeamViewer on the RigPi and Bo could log into the RigPi from home from his home PC.
Save the travel time.
I’d also suggest setting up a Skype connection while you work so you two can talk back & forth.
I just found a thread here earlier today indicating that TeamViewer is available for the RigPi. (It’s free for non-commercial use.)
I use TeamViewer regularly to log into our club remote system and it works great.