Born in 1950 in Lima, Peru to American parents
Raised in Peru, USA, Philippines, and Kenya
Elementary: American School, Manila, Philippines
Secondary: Hampden DuBose Academy, Zellwood, FL
College: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ
Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (BBA in Finance & Accounting)
Graduate: The Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (MBA in
Finance & Accounting)
Richard worked in his father’s temporary service franchise in Honolulu during and after college. After graduate school, he made a career in international banking from 1979 to 2006. Richard worked for banks in New York, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain with the emphasis on commercial and industrial banking. He retired in 2006 to take care of his mother in California. While there, Richard spent nine years with H&R Block as a seasonal tax preparer and worked on the 2010 Census.
Richard joined R.O.T.C. during college and was commissioned a lieutenant in the Finance Corps of the Army Reserve in 1973. During his 16 years in the Reserve, Richard rose to the rank of Major before resigning his commission.
He served as the editor of the R.O.T.C. newsletter and was a staff writer for The Wharton Journal.
Richard has volunteered at animal shelters in Rohnert Park, CA, Bahrain, and Vancouver, BC. He has served on the boards of civic organizations including the Downtown Honolulu Exchange Club, the AlKhobar Concert Committee, the Bahrain International School, and the Bahrain S.P.C.A. He sat on the Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Parks & Recreation Commission for the City of Rohnert Park and was a Sonoma County poll worker for many years. Richard was a legislative intern at the Hawaii State Senate and joined the Chambers of Commerce in Honolulu and Rohnert Park, CA.
In 1998, Richard became a Christian and later was baptized at the Rohnert Park Bible Church in 1999. He participated in preaching and leading Bible studies and served as the Sonoma County representative for The Pocket Testament League.
Upon his mother’s death in 2019, Richard settled her estate and moved to Missoula to join several cousins who are long-time residents. In fact, this move has been a dream ever since he first visited Missoula in the fall of 1978.
Since settling into his new home, Richard has joined the Exchange Club and the Chamber of Commerce in Missoula. He is now running for the State House of Representatives in District 98 which includes the Target Range and his new home.