Richard was born in California, raised in Texas, but has spent the majority of his adult life in Minnesota. Richard and his family, wife Ronda and sons Austin and Caden, moved to Ramsey in 2013.
Richard has a long history of volunteering. He believes that being a positive role model to the youth is what will make our future stronger. Richard and his wife met volunteering for Special Olympics in 1994. Together they have a huge passion for helping children and are both teachers.
While in Texas teaching was always his primary career, however when he saw the need in youth baseball and softball be began volunteering as a coach for the city. After several years of having both of his sons playing baseball, it was apparent to him that he could do more. He and his wife began a small business to promote baseball and softball skills for the youth.
Richard understands the importance of a college education because he put himself through school. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education from St. Cloud State University, a Masters in Education-Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He also obtained his Education Administrative License.
Currently, Richard teaches Government and coaches Girls Gymnastics and Girls LaCrosse for Anoka High School. He eagerly awaits the opportunity to be Mayor of Ramsey and serve his community with as much passion as he has for teaching and coaching.