Richard was born, raised, and currently resides in Enumclaw, WA. He has spent most of his career working in a local manufacturing plant programming welding robots and as an IT Analyst. He is married and has two boys, Owen and Zachary. Richard now spends most of his time troubleshooting and repairing off-road vehicles and buggies. He enjoys spending time with family, off-roading, and tending to the family acreage. Zachary, the younger of the two was diagnosed with SCN1A gene mutation in his early years of life. Since the diagnosis in 2016, Rich and his family have been passionate to learn more about Dravet and advocate for their son through their local communities and clubs.