currently runs his own business as a corporate trainer and
consultant, conducting seminars on numerous topics including,
conflict management, team building, practical negotiation and
public speaking. In addition, he is a licensed real estate agent
and has worked as a car salesman and bartender. He spent five
years in the Army, initially enlisting and then becoming a West
Richard is halfway through the Masters' program in education and
counseling at Providence College in Rhode Island. Past studies
have included oceanography and marine biology at Florida Institute
of Technology, management at The United States Military Academy
and general studies at George Mason University. He earned his
Bachelor's degree in Management and Applied Behavioral Sciences
through National-Louis University.
Richard describes himself as bright, rational, spontaneous and
humorous - "just as comfortable running a meeting in a
boardroom as attending the annual nude weenie roast of the
American Society of Harley Davidson Enthusiasts." He enjoys
provocative and meaningful conversation, any sport involving water
(snorkeling, spear fishing, swimming, etc.) and camping.
Richard is from and currently lives in Newport, Rhode Island. He
is single and has an adopted son, Christopher. His birth date is
April 8, 1961.