Richard was born in Placencia and moved to the United States in his early teens where he went on to excel in academia and interscholastic sports in high school and college. In high school he was a track and field champion individually and as a team. Success followed him in college where his team won the America East Conference championship 5 times. He obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and marketing. Graduating with an above 3.0 GPA and earning the deans award in academics and commissioners award in sports, Richard strives for excellence in all walks of life.. His early professional career in America taught valuable experience in the sales, marketing and management. He joined the Engel and Volkers team after 3 year tenure as head of sales team for the largest real estate company in Placencia.